A Year In New York

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Day 364: A Dash to the Other Side

June 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

At 6:30 this morning, a small family of raccoons crawled from the shrubs in Central Park. Mom flattened herself under a green wire fence while two little ones scrambled over. They had just collected themselves for the journey across East Drive when they looked up to see a giant! Their mouths almost formed into little […]

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Tags: Deep Thoughts · East Coast v. West Coast · Encounters with Nature · Sights & Scenes · The Rat Race · Urban Survival · Why I Hate This Town

Day 50: Running Hard

August 15th, 2008 · No Comments

I just started a 10-week skills clinic offered by the New York Road Runners to get a swift kick in the butt. Running in Central Park is pleasant, but these sleek New Yorkers keep passing me. Class met at P.S. 6 (that’s Public School 6) on East 81st Street and I expected that, who knows, […]

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Tags: Sports · The Rat Race

Day 25: A Reservoir of Space

July 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

On a run in Central Park, pacing up East Drive amid the throng of sweaty joggers who seem to chug away no matter the hour or the heat, I sensed that some feature, something enormous, lay just to the west through the trees. I turned off to check it out.

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Tags: Sights & Scenes · Sports · Why I Love This Town

Day 6: An East River Run

July 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

This morning I tied on my running shoes for the first time in New York and hit the pavement. My building is not far from the East River and I figured there must be some riparian passage for those seeking space, though so far all I had seen of the waterfront was the teeming traffic […]

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Tags: Sights & Scenes · Sports