My 5 Worst Running Injuries

5. May-June ’99: Kwai, Botswana Injury & Cause: Some kind of unknown strain in foot occurring one day while racing kids on a dirt road in the middle of the Okavango Delta. Don’t remember how long without running at all, but this thing lingered into the beginning of cross country season and I had to…

What Am I Doing?!

I’ve got the seemingly perfect set up: running team, apartment in NYC, recent salary increase with plenty of opportunities for overtime pay, even an incredible woman nearby who I’ve had so many wonderful moments with.  So why in the HECK am I moving to China in mid-August?! Wow. Is this really happening? Yes. Yes, it…

The Icing 

The Icing.  More so than snow, it was the ice continuously pelting my face that made this morning’s run challenging.  I deliberately ran into the eye of the storm–straight to the ocean water’s edge on Orchard Beach. 50 mph winds there blasted ice pellets across my face.  “Please, Lord, lash me!” I cried out.  Lash…

5 Ways in Which New York City Differs from Japan

Featured image: NYC flag flying high at Tokyo’s DisneySea park. In NYC… 1. People talk on their phones, when possible, while on trains.   2. People, including myself, eat food while walking around. Pretzels, hot dogs (not me), food truck treats and other assorted items. Folks on trains do not hesitate to eat chicken wings…

5 Ways In Which Japan Differs from New York City

But first, about the featured image:Brooklyn establishments are hip in both places, as are young folk wearing “Brooklyn” t shirts. [this bar/restaurant is in Hakata, in southern Japan] In Japan… 1. As ambulances run through intersections the driver makes announcements via loud speaker, including: “Adigato go zai mas (thank you very much)..” 2. Ridged and…

Debris

It’s where we watched United 93 last night and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off a few nights before. It’s a coffee table in disarray. My old flip phone lies alarm-ready near a glass of water from the night before. Stacks of reading materials, so normal for us. Pop’s shower soap, releasing its last drops.  An apartment…

“We Must…

…indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” —Benjamin Franklin May we never forget the sacrifices men and women made to create this United States 240 years ago today. Men like Nathan Hale, who worked as a spy for the American Continental Army and was executed by the British in New…

Sit Back & Enjoy: Scenes of NYC

A misting, salted breeze White tipped waves lapping I will appreciate every. single.solitary.moment. Scenes of NYC…June 30th, 2016   

If You Had…

…June 29th-Labor Day. To do whatever you want, what would you do? Really. I would like you all to share here. Here is how I’ve kicked things off today… After a great 7 miler this morning–sans music for optimal reflection state–I walked over to Fordham University to attend the second commencement ceremony for the High…

792 Miles…

…away from my parent’s home, I long for Kentucky.  And, yet, there really is no place quite like my current home of nearly 11 years in New York City. Friday night: I attended the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Cinema Fest to see the director Todd Solondz’s new film “Wiener Dog.” That’s me with Director…

Meet a Bronxite, Part I

I feel like The Bronx is made for me to live in. I’d like to introduce everyone to Gaby. She is the first Bronxite to be featured in this new Sunday special which allows the world at large to become acquainted with actual, real life folks who live in The Bronx, New York—the only borough…