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 »

exploring New Amsterdam

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aka another beautiful Sunday with the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy on their Colonial New Amsterdam tour. Until they added some new public tours this spring, this was the last… Read more »

Review: Life on Foot by Nate Damm

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It’s been a while since I read a walking book. I’m going to take a gander that the Saunter inspired it.   I can safely say that the walk Nate… Read more »

19.5 miles of the Great Saunter

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as I’ve touched on before, the Great Saunter was the idea behind the #GreatManhattanLoop when I first started walking Manhattan. Due to a combination of not being in town on… Read more »

Second Hand Rose

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The Lower East Side Conservancy Tour‘s meeting site, “the former Yiddish Arts Theater (now a multiplex)” is Second Avenue in a nutshell. And while the tour of the Jewish Rialto… Read more »