Monthly Archives: March 2013

8th Quarterly Report: 101 things in 1001 days

I rocked the final winter of my challenge to complete 101 things in 1001 days. I finished 11 tasks, reveling in trash, haggis, Pez, roller derby, snowshoeing, Spam, and more. In the coming months, I hope to complete a trapeze … Continue reading

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Driving in the Car with Anna Karenina

Trying to call up an old memory is like checking my wrist for the time and realizing I haven’t worn a watch in years. I stare blankly, trying to remember what I was looking for, but it’s not there anymore. … Continue reading

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The New Haven Pizza Crawl

Two years ago, I joined a merry band of pranksters on the daylong odyssey that was the Connecticut Hot Dog Tour. This time, we traded in our party bus for walking shoes to celebrate our state’s best foodie claim to … Continue reading

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Hey, Raw Meat!

My little brother and I would wait for the card game to end in the deserted ladies lounge. We got unlimited sodas from the bartender and a pocketful of quarters for the jukebox, playing “The Night the Lights Went Out … Continue reading

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Places and Traces of History

“I’ve been from Tuscon to Tucumcari Tehachapi to Tonapah” — Willin’, Little Feat I’ve sat in Sally’s chair at Katz’s Deli (but I didn’t have what she was having). I’ve stood where Rocky stood with a Pat’s cheesesteak in my … Continue reading

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When the lights flicker on at the Parthenon

In the presence of the Parthenon, disappointment stabbed me. Finally in Athens, I climbed the hill to the Acropolis in the extreme heat of the afternoon. I passed through the ornate gate, and, lifting my eyes toward this majestic temple … Continue reading

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