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The Streets OF New York

(aka Hot Time, Summer in the City) Wednesday morning, the Dumbo General Store: Purveyor of art supplies, newspapers, coffees and teas, breakfast, lunch, wine, beer and free wi-fi. The kind...
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When The Levee Breaks?

That percussive sound you can hear all over the Catskills right now – like a rapidly brushed snare drum accompanied by a lightly flexed ride cymbal as played by an...
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Schools out/Pupae in

Today was Campbell’s last day as a Fifth Grader. Had he still been in Brooklyn, this would have been Graduation Time, but fortunately, our school district doesn’t move kids out...
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The Longest Day/The Greatest Run

How far would you go to run? I asked that question in early April after missing the first race of my Running Club’s Grand Prix: I had chickened out of...
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The Weekend Top 40

1. The woman – let’s call her Nona Hendrix – who gave me such a pleasant interview for my book in New York City on Friday. Sadly we had to...
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Thoughts for the Day

“Work through the troughs and there’ll be peaks. It’s better that way. A straight line is very boring. And life isn’t a sprint, it’s a cross-country marathon.” Eric Sykes, Uncut,...
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Rockin’ & Shockin’: Manchester, London and Athens

ROCKIN’: An overnight flight to Manchester, a chance to sleep five hours straight SHOCKIN’: Ever tried sleeping on a seat that won’t recline? (That’s what you get for sitting in...
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666: The Day of The Devil

June 6, 2006, or 6/6/6 if you keep your calendar in shorthand. I was about to call up that quote about how Idle Hands Beget The Devil’s Work as an...
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