I’m going to be in Pittsburgh in two weeks for a work related conference. A few months ago, I reached out to the Center for Postnatural History, as I was excited to visit them. After some back and forth, we decided I would do a reading from the book, and called it “The Science of […]
There’s a great new article in the Wall Street Journal on seltzer, “Buy Into These Bubbles: Seltzer’s Fizz Is Back.” Below is the excerpt that quotes me: Barry Joseph, an associate director at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, began researching seltzer more than a decade ago after writing a review of […]
After more than a decade of the old blog design, it was more than time for an upgrade. I still have a lot to tweak, but please comment below and let me know what you think so far and what you’d like to see me add.
I have great news to share! I just posted the following on our Facebook group: I found an agent! Actually, she found me. Here’s how it happened. And how I couldn’t have done it without you. I would never say writing is easy. But it’s rewarding, pumping me with hits of natural opiates that keep […]
I received this wonderful email from Yam, in Israel, last week, who gave me permission to share with all of you: I live on a kibbutz founded in 1973, moved here in 1981. Visitors still ask, “Where’s the soda water?” [in the dining hall]. Apparently, kibbutzim and soda water was a “thing”, so much so […]
I just received this grisly but interesting article from the July 10, 1885 edition of the Scranton Tribune. Thank you Corey!
Today my family took my sister for her birthday to Hamilton’s Soda Fountain & Luncheonette, in Greenwich Village. The food is fantastic and cheap – old style luncheonette food at old fashioned prices (a hot dog for $2) – but the star is by far the soda fountain. Alex, the soda jerk, was generous enough […]
After a decade of researching and writing the book, it’s done. With tremendous help this past year from many people, particularly my wife, Noemi, and friend, Julie, I finished writing (what I am now calling and hoping to stick with) Seltzertopia: The Effervescent Age. I haven’t written much on the blog in recent years – […]
As I’ve focused more on writing the book and less on this blog, my comments about the project tend to appear more often on the Facebook page dedicated to the project. But I am playing now with Google’s Ngram viewer, that lets you search for occurrence of words to unearth hidden meanings. Let’s look at […]
Last week for the first time I put the book together, end to end, to learn it is 250 pages. I like that. Feels just right – not to long and not to short. And now I have a draft of a manuscript I can shop around, currently title: Spritz – the Effervescent Story of […]