sunscreen and bug spray


This was a wonderfully crazy week. Also a reminder that I need to stick with morning exercise as social life goes back to “normal”. But before I get to the run down, a little bit of a race recap that isn’t worth a standalone post Race Recap: Friday afternoon I had my appointment for bib […]

Jumping into June head first


but first a little rewind.. My do-nothing Sunday to close last week’s wrap ended up as a nice strength day, which made up for the fact that I literally did not leave my apartment. Haven’t had one of those days in a while but 40s and pouring rain? No thanks. The most exciting news in […]

a sense of community


So glad so many were able to “join” me in the 9/11 Virtual 5K. In honor of the twentieth anniversary, the museum is remembering and celebrating the 9/12 spirit when the world came together. Throughout these last couple of years, I’ve really missed that and I’m hoping we can remember how to get back to […]

a weird week


A good weird week, but still a weird one. Routine was a little upside down, but you roll with it. Also, I got excited about cooking something that wasn’t salmon, which never happens. OK, I should say making, not cooking, but utterly obsessed with Deborah’s dill pickle ranch dressing. It made my baby carrots way […]

is your refrigerator running?


mine wasn’t. That was Sunday night’s fun discovery. Not. In the grand scheme of things, it was fine. Like I said to a friend, more nuisance than Problem.  I didn’t lose much, the thawing freezer didn’t flood, and I rent so it wasn’t (as much) my headache. Just oh so 2020. On the plus side, […]

podcasts and reunion runs


I was ridiculously excited about this Sunday’s run for the better part of this month. In fact I was worried about laundry timing (not) rendering a shirt available on time at least a month ago. A live race? A virtual race? Double No. Liz and I “re-creating” our run together on the two-year anniversary of […]

Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away


context, because this former travel blog evolved into a weight loss and running blog over the last decade. I actually thought of reactivating my Tumblr for this instead, but decided this is not a subject which I can stomach trolls on. *** Sixteen years ago I was in Prague in January. I didn’t make it […]

Review: Finders Keepers


was: #AAM2018, You’re on Sacred Land AKA the conference blog that was never finished ***. I think Craig Childs first crossed my radar during my New Mexico trip in 2015. I’ve certainly had House of Rain on my Kindle for some time and as I was sifting through a box of books I got from […]

Then and now: Eldridge Street Synagogue


“I made a couple of calls and believe the sign will be safe,” she said. And so, for the moment, would be one other vestige of the Jewish Lower East Side. In reading In Chinatown, Remembering the Origins of a 126 -Year-Old Synagogue I did what I always do and go down a rabbit hole of research. […]

Review: Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can’t or Won’t Show You by Harriet Baskas


Hidden museum treasures. I am such a nerd. Nerd. NERD. NERD. and I love it and wouldn’t change it for the world. Anyway, book #3 of this year: Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can’t or Won’t Show You by Harriet Baskas: