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There are some good old buildings still tucked in among the…

There are some good old buildings still tucked in among the monstrosities of the New New Williamsburg. As long as we’ve lived here I’ve kept myself from taking pictures of them, afraid of seeing myself as a kind of hipster … Continue reading

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Zettie & I just got caught up in the middle of a police…

Zettie & I just got caught up in the middle of a police chase–about 10 cops, on foot and in cars, driving both up and down a one-way street, speeding through the bike lane, coming around every corner so fast … Continue reading

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The first evening of spring weather, air cool, dry, and clear,…

The first evening of spring weather, air cool, dry, and clear, lights crisp and sun setting a deep warm band behind the building across the water. You want to run in this weather because you want to dissolve into it, … Continue reading

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When I was in 1st or 2nd grade I found a 45 in the gutter near…

When I was in 1st or 2nd grade I found a 45 in the gutter near my house. I think radio stations or record labels used to send people driving around to throw promotional records out the windows of their … Continue reading

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On Cold Pizza and Scrambled Brains

I wrote a short piece for Lucky Peach on how debased breakfast traditions have become in my family:

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These ice-crusted rocks are #whyirun: flickers of winter, things…

These ice-crusted rocks are #whyirun: flickers of winter, things I only really see when I’m out alone, my heartbeat drumming my mind into order. #quiet #weatheriswilderness #andthentheyweregone (at Manhattan Bridge) via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1PQaTzx

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Monday evening, Chester looked to be hours from death It came on…

Monday evening, Chester looked to be hours from death It came on suddenly–wouldn’t eat, couldn’t stand up, twitched spastically, couldn’t focus, couldn’t stop panting. We gathered round him on the floor and said goodbyes, afraid he wouldn’t wake up in … Continue reading

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Tales from Ungentrified Williamsburg, ep. 1: we moved recently…

Tales from Ungentrified Williamsburg, ep. 1: we moved recently into a new office, so I called Verizon to have a phone line & internet brought in to the space. I waited all day yesterday for Verizon to show–didn’t–and half of … Continue reading

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For some reason–fear of being maudlin and kitschy, I…

For some reason–fear of being maudlin and kitschy, I guess–I’d never retraced my steps from from the morning of Sept. 11th before today. But as I was on my way over the bridge from Williamsburg this morning, I thought: why … Continue reading

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Day 5 began with the greatest run of my life: 13 miles (and…

Day 5 began with the greatest run of my life: 13 miles (and 2500’ of climbing) from Eixample up along Carretera de les Aigües, an urban running trail like none other: graded dirt, jasmine spilling over old stone walls, fields … Continue reading

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