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Meanwhile Back In Space

The most striking thing about the newly updated space exploration plan from NASA is what it leaves out. Other than the sensible decision to reuse the main engines and solid rocket boosters, it's as though the Space Shutt…


Party on the Gowanus

Here's an event for local readers: the Gowanus Dredgers (a great name for an expansion team) are hosting a benefit on October 27th on the banks of the Gowanus Canal, an urban waterway I 10.12.2005

A Different Kind Of WTC Story

There is a sunny-day painting I work on nearly directly under the Queensboro Bridge, on the east side of Manhattan. My painting spot is next to the service entrance of a tall condominium tower, so I usually interact with the building's more infirm residents, and with the small army of Hispanic and Polish support s…


Idle Words In Print

I'm proud to say that my pizza post of not long ago was published in an anthology called 'Best Food Writing 2005'. The fieldwork paid off! The anthology looks like the perfect awkward, last-minute gift for a foodie that you don't know too well, so I'm including this handy Amazon link:

Idle Words

brevity is for the weak

Greatest Hits

Argentina on Two Steaks A Day
Eating the happiest cows in the world

I Spy
I go for a walk in Beijing and accidentally infiltrate the Chinese space program

Dabblers and Blowhards
Smushing Paul Graham

Attacked By Thugs
Warsaw police hijinks

Dating Without Kundera
Alternatives to the Slavic Dave Matthews

A Morning in Iceland
The best layover in the world

A Rocket To Nowhere
Space Shuttle rant

Best Practices For Time Travelers
The story of John Titor

French Week 3/03 (Parts 1 2 3 4 5 6)

100 Years Of Turbulence
Wright Brothers exposed

NYC Marathon 2003
Bleeding nipples

PC Forum
Business at the speed of dumb

Poland Joins The EU
Report from Warsaw

Every Damn Thing

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