Tom Scocca

Weather Review: June 13, 2021

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The lawn of Carl Schurz Park and the river each gave off their own humid aromas. Ailanthus crowded in on the transverse at 96th Street on the cab ride back.

From Hmm Weekly
On June 17, 2021

COMMERCE DEP’T.

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We wanted to make sure to get a 1.6 gallon tank, because one issue on which I do basically agree with the previous president of the United States is the inadequacy of weak-flushing water-saving toilets.

From Hmm Weekly
On June 15, 2021

Weather Review: June 6, 2021

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Outside, hard sun immediately triggered a sneeze that ruined a nearly new surgical mask.

From Hmm Weekly
On June 9, 2021

Weather Review: May 30, 2021

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A truly shabby robin, looking part drowned and part plucked, flew off with a worm or something wormlike in its beak.

From Hmm Weekly
On June 3, 2021

Weather Review: May 23, 2021

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WITH THE AIR conditioner turned off, a cleaning rag left flat to dry overnight on the sink’s edge was musty by morning. But the heavy air was thinning out and a wind was picking up as the sun, unsoftened by haze, baked down. The screen of a phone with its camera pointed skyward was overwhelmed […]

From Hmm Weekly
On May 27, 2021

NATURAL HISTORY DEP’T.

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All over the county, for 17 and 34 and 51 years, people had been putting cul de sac developments and Panera Bread parking lots on top of them.

From Hmm Weekly
On May 25, 2021

ANDY ROONEY 2.0 DEP’T.: The Sidewalk

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I'd looked at this pattern before, over and over, but not properly seen it: the pavement looked like a window screen—maybe it always had? Maybe I had been looking at it all my life without seeing it.

From Hmm Weekly
On May 20, 2021

DEP’T. OF HEALTH: The Second Pfizer Shot

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I had been dreading the second-shot side effects yet also, honestly, kind of looking forward to them.

From Hmm Weekly
On May 13, 2021

Weather Review: April 25, 2021

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From The Brick House Cooperative
On April 29, 2021

ITEMS OF ANTICIPATED VALUE – Item No. 1: Letter from Nick Denton to Tom Scocca

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HMM WEEKLY proudly enters the realm of NFTs with a three-part artistic meditation on financial or technological hope

From Hmm Weekly
On April 27, 2021

GUIDED MEDITATION DEP’T.

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As an experienced sleeper, I have developed a method to share with those who may be struggling.

From Hmm Weekly
On April 20, 2021

Weather Review: April 11, 2021

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Ambiguous misty gray resolved into rain.

From The Brick House Cooperative
On April 15, 2021

Weather Review: April 4, 2021

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The forsythia was already a solid yellow wall.

Sky with clouds
From The Brick House Cooperative
On April 8, 2021

Weather Review: March 28, 2021

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The droning of traffic sloshing through rain announced that the day was underway.

From The Brick House Cooperative
On April 2, 2021

Weather Review: March 21, 2021

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From The Brick House Cooperative
On March 25, 2021