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Off to NYC. Again.

I’m at the Portland airport (yay, free wi-fi!) waiting for my flight to New York.  Yes, it’s another redeye. I don’t love them but at least it feels like I’m wasting less time in transit since I spend a good portion of it asleep. I’ll be out there until the 25th and am contemplating having …

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Short bits for May 4th, 2009

03:19 Waiting for the shuttle to the airport. I’m tired from having fun this weekend and also fromthe bleakness of this hotel. # 04:00 Wow. I allowed waaaaaaaay too much time to get to the airport and through security. Did get to use the nifty e-pass again. # 05:42 Bizarre. TSA was pulling people out …

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Early morning radio

Bright and early Saturday morning, I will be on Hour of the Wolf at WBAI 99.5 in NYC.  You can listen live from 5-7 AM Saturday or later on demand at http://hourwolf.com The host, Jim Freund has invited me to chat and do some reading.  We might even take listener calls.  I used to do …

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New Year’s Eve

Rob and I stay in and make sushi for New Year’s Eve instead of braving the madness. But today I had to be in midtown for a meeting and walked through Times Square en route to the subway.  For you, I paused and took a picture. See that pole in more or less the top …

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First snow of the season

I came out of the store and tiny crystals were drifting in the air.  They weren’t even snowflakes, more like glitter. As people stepped out their doors for the first time, they all seemed to repeat the same thing, “It’s snowing!” even when there wasn’t someone with them.  Everyone was walking with their faces up …

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SFWA NY reception

I’ve just returned home from the SFWA reception which seemed to be a rousing sucess. Kudos to Bud Sparhawk, the Eastern Regional Director, for arranging it. It was my first one, so I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. It turns out that it’s very much like an opening night party, without a show attached …

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Spamalot, Edison Cafe, Zabars

I’ll tell you, it’s strange not to be going into the Puppet Kitchen to build things. I kept feeling like there was something I needed to be doing all day today. What I did instead of that was head up to the farmer’s market and pick up some produce plus some apple cider. After I …

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Mom and Dad visiting

My folks arrived last night to spend the weekend with us.  They were supposed to arrive around noon, but the weather out of Atlanta was apparently foul. Normally I would have been distressed to lose those hours with them, but honestly, after the past week having a little extra time to clean was very welcome. …

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Look, a parade!

There are times when explaining things doesn’t work and you just have to witness it for yourself. This is the ambient sound at my apartment today. [audio:loudparade.mp3] Bear in mind that all my windows are closed and we have no walls that face the street. Edited to add: “After listening to this, record the ambient …

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You devil!

I was heading downtown during rushhour last night and somewhat miraculously had a seat on the train. The usual crowd was trying to push in and this guy started shouting, “Move the f**k in. Move to the center. I’m getting on this train.” Not unusual. A tax broker type in the middle of the train …

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Harvest again

We’ve definitely started into Harvest season.  It’s funny, the last harvest Rob worked was 2005 but the rhythm of the winery was so much a part of our lives up until that point that it feels completely natural for him to come home smelling of grapes.  He only worked a partial day today, but I …

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