Southwest Day 2: Cortez to Taos

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Ahh mountain air. Crisp, cool and slightly damp mountain air. Such a nice change from Swamp York City. My hotel in Cortez was only minutes from Mesa Verde so after… Read more »

Exploring the South West: Day 1

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1,297 photos, keeping 1,142 and 2.4GB of photos. Oh visiting a beautiful place.  This trip came about partially on a whim, partially driven by books.  There was a Jet Blue… Read more »

50 before 50

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Have I seriously never posted about the 50 before 50 aka visit all fifty states before I turn 50 challenge? Maybe because as of last year, I didn’t think it… Read more »

sometimes, not making goal is OK

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about that 333,333K July step goal and second attempt at one million steps? Not happening. And that’s not my usual pessimism speaking either.  I realized it back in July but… Read more »

Review: Orange is the New Black

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The 63rd book I finished this year was certainly among the most intriguing. I never had much interest in the show of the same name, and only added the book… Read more »

Review: Daniel Silva’s The English Spy

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AKA, Daniel Silva, you make me absolutely crazy but I love every word you write. Oddly, this is the first one in a few books where I’ve read the book… Read more »

Q2 update: 2015 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

I fell off on my challenge updating, but as I briefly noted earlier, I’ve read 56 books this year. Together with the 23 I didn’t finish (or saved for later… Read more »

about the million step goal?

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On June 2, I set a “kind of ridiculous but possibly attainable June goal” of 320,089 steps. On June 27, I beat that goal, although I didn’t realize it until… Read more »

Welcome back, NYC’s High Bridge

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A year to the day after I finished my “last major bridge crossing“, I got to walk across the one that has teased me for most of my #GreatManhattanLoop –… Read more »

Ambitious June #GoTheDist goal

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I was so antsy while away to see if I’d hit my stretch goal of 310,000 steps. Well, I didn’t. I blew it out of the water. May totals: Steps:… Read more »