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Santa Cruz Historic District

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Drought 08/13/2014

Here is beige and brown where there should be numerous shades of green. Here are stagnant pools of water where there should be a low, flowing summertime creek. Here is dust and mosquitoes and heat. Everyone keeps saying that it … Continue reading

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(Not) Writing 08/12/2014

There is a part of my mind that is always writing something. Unfortunately, it rarely connects with the part of my mind that controls my hands. The amount of unfinished work or work that is never begun nags at me … Continue reading

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Time Spent

It has been almost a year since I wrote anything in this space. I am unsure if the time has been well spent. Moving across the country. Training in a new job. Getting accustomed to living in the woods. Reading. … Continue reading

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Don’t Demolish It, Polish It – Part II.

When a large portion of your day is devoted to travel you will develop methods to manage your time. What you do depends on the transportation you use. Car drivers take favored routes. Subway riders can give themselves a portion … Continue reading

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Don’t Demolish It, Polish It.

Madison Square Garden can be easy to love as a venue for other experiences but hard to love as a work of architecture. Penn Station is not lovable at all. As a regular commuter, I would argue that it does … Continue reading

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New York History Unearthed at South Street Seaport

Originally posted on Working Harbor Committee:
AP Photo via Daily Mail 18th century history has again been unearthed in our shining city, at the South Street Seaport. This time, hundreds of wine and champagne bottles – some still corked, have been…

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