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  • Funny thing about MetroNorth

    Funny thing about MetroNorth

    After catching an epic Phish concert at MSG on 12/29, I took the MetroNorth from Grand Central to meet my cousin to see Dark Star Orchestra at the famed Capitol Theater in Port Chester. I’ve never been to the Cap but have heard numerous tapes of legendary shows from this venue so I was looking […]

  • Hunterisms

    Hunterisms

    In honor of tonight’s Dark Star Orchestra concert at the famous Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY (which I’ll be visiting for the first time), here’s a list of Robert Hunter lyrics that I found in an old notebook. If you’ve listened to the Grateful Dead, you’ve heard these lines over and over again, embedded […]

  • Incident in English 177

    Incident in English 177

    I took a course at UC Berkeley called The Literature of Philosophy in which we would spend hours debating philosophical constructs and how language was used to express an idea. Out of all the things we debated, one of the most memorable was a particular lecture from which my notes, after all these years, still […]

  • New Yorkers Stick Together

    New Yorkers Stick Together

    New Yorkers face all sorts of hassles that come with living in the big city. Whether it’s the daily breakdown of the subway or a parade blocking your crosstown taxi, these is always some minor inconvenience that comes with living in a vibrant city. The day-in-and-day-out of millions of people rubbing shoulders, fulfilling their dreams […]

  • When the New Jersey Nets came to Tokyo

    When the New Jersey Nets came to Tokyo

    Going through some old boxes during the holidays I came across this old press pass which has a funny story behind it which I’ll share for posterity. In 1996, the then New Jersey Nets came to Tokyo to play against the Orlando Magic. The NBA was reaching to Japan to expand awareness of the sport […]

  • NYC Rat Czar

    NYC Rat Czar

    NYC is looking for a bad ass rat terminator.

  • Izumi got a haircut!

    Where to you go when you want to get a super-short haircut after wearing it long for many years? You go to the person that has been perfecting the “pixie” haircut since the New Wave era, the guy with photos of Audrey Hepburn on the wall, the guy who owns the domain for cropsforgirls.com. Google […]

  • Photographing Fireworks

    For the past two years I’ve had the good fortune to live right next to the largest fireworks event in North America, the Macy’s July Fourth fireworks “Spectacular” on the East River between Manhattan and Queens. Last year I walked out on to the FDR highway which was blocked off to traffic both North and […]

  • Primary Election Day, NYC

    NY Primary Election Day – what you need to know

  • On Losing

    On Losing

    So the Warriors won … again.

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