“Cycling has encountered more enemies than any other form of exercise.” 19th-century author Louis Baudry de Sagnier Now that summer has arrived, I've been riding my bicycle to the restaurant a couple of nights a week. I love so much about my less-than-two-mile commute - the fresh air, the exercise, the view, … Continue reading Where the streets have no names, I mean, rules
I know, I know, I'm late to the game on this place. What can I say? I've been busy and since they're closed Monday nights, I haven't been able to take advantage of this spot as an easy and quick dinner spot with my guys at the start of a week. Last Saturday, though, the … Continue reading A rave for Crave
I’ve got a few running goals for this year that involve total miles run and participating in some races which I’ve never done before. I’m a little off my mark for meeting my goal of 1,000 miles in 2016, but hope to make up my deficit over the summer. As far as new to me … Continue reading Best race of the year – so far!
I've got a big birthday coming up at the end of summer...fifty...half a century...the golden anniversary of my birth...the point in my life when I just might have to begin behaving a tad more adult. I think I'm ready. It could be just me, but these decade birthdays began taking on more significance as I … Continue reading What I know at 49.75, give or take
Soccer season is nearly over and, for the first time in a long time, it felt like it went by really fast. That's probably because I'm guilty for making it to too few games for my son who plays travel, and the rec season is actually fairly short with only 6 or 7 weeks games. … Continue reading The long and short of it
As I get close to wrapping up my 20th year as a librarian, I’ve been thinking about the future. I’ve always just assumed that I would invest thirty years in my chosen (and mostly beloved) career, but the last few years have been challenging with ridiculous teacher evaluations handed down by Governor Cuomo State Ed and … Continue reading What I want to be when I grow up
Monday night I attended a vigil at the NYS Capitol sponsored by the Capital Pride Center. The event, to honor the victims of Saturday night’s massacre in Orlando (not to be confused with previous massacres we’ve witnessed) was organized in the afterglow of Albany’s Pride celebration. How’s that for tragic irony, people? I gathered with a … Continue reading Hatred & Heroes