Travels

Posts that relate to my own exploration of the world.

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...

USA’s Oldest LGBT Bookstore to Close

Sad news this week as the Philadelphia Gay News reports that Giovanni's Room, the oldest LGBT bookstore in the country, will close for good in May.

Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, April 2014

I took advantage of the beautiful spring weather and a lunch break this week and walked up to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza for the first time. I looked for the fountain with the turtle statue, well-known...

New York City, April 2014

It's been beautiful here in the Big Apple the past few days, which means I seize every chance to get outside and get some fresh air. Once in a while I even remember to take photos.

Civic Personnae

Something Liz and I got thinking about this past weekend: After attending a particularly drunk and rowdy brunch at a bar in downtown Arlington, Virginia (nice town, by the way) Liz remarked how different it...

The Brief but Stupid Story of Bill Donohue’s (Almost) Anti-Gay Gay Pride Float

I'm posting this story here because I just love it so much. So the Catholic League is an organization established to "defend the Catholic Church," headed by a man named Bill Donohue. Like most Christian...

Out the Window, 2/13/2014

  ...and I'm thinking about going out for baking ingredients.

Feeding NYC’s Hungry at #Repackathon

Late tonight I'll be in Long Island City at City Harvest's Food Rescue Facility, helping pack up 200,000 pounds of food for distribution to hungry people around New York City. Today is the first annual...

Another Philly Marathon, Another Personal Record for Liz

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKWZ5OZ9b7k Liz ran the Philly marathon Sunday morning. I did not--though it didn't stop me from eating a whole pint of ice cream Saturday night! After a series of lousy marathon experiences (getting sick and...

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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