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City hidden in plain sight

December 8th, 2004 · Comments Off on City hidden in plain sight · NYC, Personal

Sometimes it is important not to be too efficient in this city. While I usually move with purpose and focus, with great impatience for any delay, sometimes it is good to slow down and wander a bit. I might have missed the well dressed man eating from a box of cinnamon life as he waited […]

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Just what the doctor ordered

December 6th, 2004 · Comments Off on Just what the doctor ordered · Personal, Travel

My birthday weekend was spent enjoying the brisk but pretty beaches of Long Branch, NJ. The spa hotel we stayed at fed us, massaged us, and even gave me a facial. There’s something mighty fine about a swim in a heated pool in the middle of December. Especially after someone has squeezed the crap out […]

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Surprise

December 3rd, 2004 · Comments Off on Surprise · Personal, Travel

My birthday present extends my birthday to this weekend: it is a surprise day-trip. I don’t know the destination, I just know that Saturday morning we’re taking a train somewhere, and to pack one nice “dinner” outfit, and a swim suit. We return Sunday evening. I’m stumped, frankly. Though, if I don’t post next week, […]

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36

November 30th, 2004 · Comments Off on 36 · Personal

I am more or less at the statistical midpoint of my life span. And I still don’t have a plasma screen television. (Thanks to Wigu for the link to Perry Bible Fellowship, a twisted but brilliant comic strip.)

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Pass the tissues

November 29th, 2004 · Comments Off on Pass the tissues · Personal, TV

In the days of my callow youth, I once took great pride in my ability to be unmoved and dry-eyed at movies. Stoically, I would watch, while some around me would weep at any and all maudlin film moment. “It’s just a movie,” I would think, aloof in my detachment. I was too cool. Now, […]

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