Posts that relate to my own exploration of the world.

Rejection Letters / Backpacking the Catskills

Thought I'd share a story and a few photos from my Labor Day weekend backpacking trip to the Catskill Mountains.

The demons within the walls

Is there any invertebrate creepier than the house centipede (AKA "thousand-legger")? I grew up in Upstate New York, and had never encountered one of these until I first moved to southeastern PA around 1993....

American Museum of Natural History, New York City

My brother and I had some time to kill on the Upper West Side on Saturday (and I felt like throwing away $40 to park my car for a couple of hours) so we...