Category Archives: Connecticut

10 Things I Learned from Naked and Afraid (and a Perfect Connecticut Afternoon)

10 things I learned from the survivalist reality show Naked and Afraid: 1. After a few awkward minutes, no one will care if you’re naked in the wilderness. 2. There’s good naked and bad naked. (OK, I learned that one … Continue reading

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Escape New Haven, or Not

“You find yourself trapped in a madman’s workshop. Can you figure out how to use his tools and inventions against him to escape in 1 hour, before he releases the poison gas and puts an end to your attempts?” –Escape … Continue reading

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Oh My Garlic: The Garlic & Harvest Festival

(Video link) I got my fill and then some of beloved garlic today at the Garlic & Harvest Festival in Bethlehem, CT. Garlic ice cream … garlic pickles … whole roasted garlic cloves …garlic vinegar … garlic pesto … garlic … Continue reading

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The Filipek Tennis Tournament

Photos from the 2014 Wint Filipek Sr. Memorial Tennis Tournament at Copper Valley Club (Scroll to the bottom to see thumbnails of each image) It was my pleasure to be a part of the Filipek tennis tournament this year. The … Continue reading

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A Chicken Experience

Warning: This post is about killing a chicken and includes disturbing content and photos. {Take me to Vegan for a Week.} Would you kill a chicken? I suspect vegetarians will quickly shudder and answer no, but what about we meat … Continue reading

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Well, did you ever milk a cow?

“Well, did you ever milk a cow? I had the chance one day, but I was all dressed up for Sunday.” — “We Can Talk,” The Band We all gathered round the cow and brushed her, to relax her and … Continue reading

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Drifting Down a Lazy River at the End of Summer

The silliness of being stressed out as I rushed somewhere to relax wasn’t lost on me, but there I was anyway, feeling my blood pressure rise when we had to run over to an ATM because our place to relax … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

I toured a new museum in Hamden, Connecticut, that is devoted to telling the story of the Great Hunger in Ireland. One thing I didn’t know about the terrible famine in Ireland from 1845 to 1852 was that there was … 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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Roller Derby Jam

The Queen City Cherry Bombs defeated the Yankee Brutals in the opening match of the CT RollerGirls season in a fast-paced, exciting match. #DPSDIPTYCH #6 (101 things in 1001 days): Go to a roller derby.

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