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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:

Greatest Hits

The Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel
The story of America's most awesome infrastructure project.

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

Scott and Scurvy
Why did 19th century explorers forget the simple cure for scurvy?

No Evidence of Disease
A cancer story with an unfortunate complication.

Controlled Tango Into Terrain
Trying to learn how to dance in Argentina

Dabblers and Blowhards
Calling out Paul Graham for a silly essay about painting

Attacked By Thugs
Warsaw police hijinks

Dating Without Kundera
Practical alternatives to the Slavic Dave Matthews

A Rocket To Nowhere
A Space Shuttle rant

Best Practices For Time Travelers
The story of John Titor, visitor from the future

100 Years Of Turbulence
The Wright Brothers and the harmful effects of patent law

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