Monthly Archives: June 2016

#901: Gato

When a friend of a visiting friend suggested this restaurant, I didn’t argue. Mostly because the train in front of mine had a “door malfunction” so I arrived at my friend’s hotel late and wasn’t there for the conversation.

Still, I had heard of Gato because I love the Food Network. I knew it was one of Bobby Flay’s restaurants, and I knew he was kind of a jerk. Not as much as, say, Aar√≥n Sanchez or Anthony Bourdain (who is not a Food Network chef but seems like the biggest jerk of them all), but as much as you’d expect a New Yorker who knows he cooks good food to be. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 27, 2016 in Food/Drink


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#900: Go rafting

Had I known that because of the low water level in the Delaware River that it would take 8 hours to raft 12 miles (with 2 stops to rest), I probably wouldn’t have gone on the trip.

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Posted by on June 26, 2016 in Nature


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#899: Ballet Academy East

Taking an introductory ballet class 9 years after the last time I put on ballet shoes (for my adult intro class as an innocent 23 year old) and 22 years after I stopped taking dance lessons as a child, I wondered several things: Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 23, 2016 in Sports



#898: Witness a Cleveland championship

Yesterday I did something for the first time that anyone who is younger than 52 also did for the first time.

In case you are reading this far into the future–an alternative future–when Cleveland sports teams consistently both make it into and sometimes win championship series, yesterday’s Cavs win was an anomaly.

People kept coming up to me and saying, “Congratulations!” as if I had individually¬†done something praise-worthy like win an award, or, judging by what gets the most engagement on social media, get engaged. And it didn’t feel out of place. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 20, 2016 in Sports


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