Posts that relate to my own exploration of the world.

Up and At ‘Em (Manhattan, January Sunrise)

You'll see a lot of variations on this photo here, because this is the view from my living room. This may end up being one of the better ones.  

Philadelphia Post-Hurricane Irene

PHOTOS AND VIDEO: After the storm, I went for a long walk along the Schuylkill River in Center City. The height of the river, and speed of the currents, was impressive, and the mammoth collection of garbage was a reminder that while hurricanes are dramatic, humans are truly disgusting.

Watching the Storm Roll In

Shortly before heading into Manhattan for Erika's book launch, I got to watch from my apartment window as a heavy storm rolled in over Manhattan. The photos below were taken over a period of...

New #1 Vacation Destination

  I had no idea Lucy the Elephant still stood. Stolen from KGB Yard Sale: Summer's Almost Gone.

Bellevue’s Secret Garden

On Friday Liz and I took a walk, winding our way from Bellevue Hospital to Williamsburg. We found a beautiful little secret garden behind the hospital with some amazing handmade treasures. It was particularly striking...

We Are All of Us Irrelevant

Out for a walk one afternoon, and this building just grabbed me. The way it filled the entire frame with faceless identical units, the way it towers over the block despite being set back...

The FIAO of Queens 2011 5K Run

Sunday I ran my shortest race yet, a 5K (that's 3.1 miles for you non-runner-types) in Astoria, organized by the Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens. It was also the smallest race I've...

Manhattan January Sunset

Beautiful sunset from a few nights ago. I am unfortunately not talented enough with the camera to really do it justice, but this is pretty passable. This is the view from our apartment window,...

My 2013 Philadelphia Marathon Spectating Plan

(This is for the 2013 marathon, on November 17, 2013. Liz is running, I'm not.) 7AM: Near start line ~7:30-7:50 AM: 18th and Chestnut ~8:20-8:45 AM: Spring Garden St Bridge (above runners) ~9:50-10:15 AM: Near Lloyd Hall...

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