Notes on His Excellency by Joseph Ellis

This is a short biography on George Washington. In addition to the fact that I really like Ellis as a writer and historian, Ellis offered something that appealed to me–namely, to provide a reason Washington garnered tremendous respect and admiration from all the other Founding Fathers, even though many were more well educated and intellectually superior. I’m not sure if Ellis provides a clear answer to this question, but here is my sense of the reasons Washington had universal respect from the Founding Fathers. Continue reading “Notes on His Excellency by Joseph Ellis”

2018-2019 NFL Coaching Carousel

The season has ended, and I believe seven teams are looking for coaches: Broncos, Cardinals, Dolphins, Jets, Buccaneers, Browns, and Bengals.

The Packers were another team, but they just filled their spot with Matt LaFleur, the Titans OC. I understand the Buccaneers are set to hire Bruce Arians. The LaFleur hiring has me thinking about the Titans next OC. Two names come to my mind quickly Continue reading “2018-2019 NFL Coaching Carousel”

Restaurants (2019)

I remember Don recommending Cafe 8 1/2 (or something like that), an Italian restaurant in town. They closed before I ever got to try there, but I believe the owner opened a new place called Soffritto on Pauahi Street. Whether the owner is the same, I went to Soffritto’s recently. In addition to Italian food, they also serve Cajun food there. The pictures I saw on yelp made me want to check out the place. Unfortunately, they’re only open for lunch on weekdays. (They were open Saturday nights, and we tried to go recently, but they were closed. When I asked the owner about this, he said he no longer opens on Saturday. He said he’s getting a wood fire oven, though and will open on Saturday evenings in the near future.) I was on vacation so I recently went down for lunch. The verdict? Continue reading “Restaurants (2019)”