The Balanced Guy: On Happiness

The editors of this fine blog recently went back to categorize the entries (including ones from yours truly) to make it easier for readers to browse back and re-read the bits and pieces of pithy knowledge previously proffered. In an effort to assist, I counted my contributions (25, not including this one) and took a…

Be Our P.S. Guest: Walking the Shady Side of the Street

As you know, we have a bevy of all-knowing, fabulous friends who we call on to bring their P.O.V. on a variety of local topics to our blogosphere. Today’s post is compliments of Rae Padulo: artist, writer-blogger, master potter, foodstuff genius (her blueberry buckle is not to be denied), and lass about town. In this…

The Balanced Guy: On Slowing Down

Slow. Down. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find the on-the-go-go-go, in-your-face attitude of the Northeast a little bit, shall we say, overwhelming. While I do appreciate its honesty and directness, I’ve spent nearly half of my life south of the Mason-Dixon line and I’ve come to appreciate the more relaxed pace of life…

The Real Scoop: Princeton’s Halo Pub

Written by Verena Zurakowski With Princeton’s vast selection of ice cream shops, it’s easy to overlook the one store that prides itself in understatement, but Halo Pub’s cult-like local following makes sure that never happens. Halo Pub (located at 9 Hulfish Street, Princeton) hasn’t changed much since the day it opened in 1992. The walls…

On Vacation I Will Go

I have to admit, I’ve been remiss in my blog postings recently, but I have been furiously working away and packing up nearly everything in my home in anticipation of my upcoming vacation. Yes, you heard me: Your dear editor will be, as of this very blog post, gloriously on vacation for nearly two weeks….

The Balanced Guy: On Tinkering

If you’ve ever been a tinkerer, or you’re some kind of mechanical-electronics whiz kid, or you just like neat-o gadgets, you definitely need to check out kipkay.com. In a nutshell, hacker-modifier extraordinaire Kip Kedersha takes fairly common household items (often electronics) then shows you how to, via a short video clip, modify, hack, and combine them…

The Balanced Guy: On Ice Cream

It’s summer and it’s been hot, hot, HOT here in New Jersey. Like record-breaking hot. What’s a person to do to cool off other than languish in front of the air conditioner or soak in a pool till your fingers and toes become prune-like? I’ve got a sweet idea—ice cream! And not just grocery store…

Jennifer Weiner Rocks

For those of you who haven’t wised up and signed on to receive the P.S. Style newsletter, well, now you’ve really stepped in it because you’ve missed my interview with bestselling author Jennifer Weiner. Hey, don’t act like I haven’t reminded you to subscribe in the past; my intimations are dangerously close to mom-style nagging….

Dig Deep and Donate, People

As I was attempting to prepare dinner the other night, I was ransacking my pantry (which extends up and back in such a way that only someone who was nearly eight feet tall or a giraffe would find useful) for a can of diced tomatoes, and I noticed the overwhelming amount of foodstuff that I…

The Balanced Guy: On Tubing the Delaware

If you’re busy constructing your family’s calendar of warm-weather activities (or even if you’re more of a last-minute kind of person), think about adding tubing down the Delaware to your grand summer scheme. I’ve done it a few times in the past, and my wife and I are already making plans to take the kids…