Author Archives: Traveler

About Traveler

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.”

Listening to a book isn’t reading it.

Remember story time? I don’t either.  But as a grownup, I’ve come to appreciate the value of being read stories to. When it comes to the effects on the brain, though, I’d guess that listening to a story being read … Continue reading

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Face plant

Sometimes, the distance between a pleasant moment and an utter nightmare is just a few feet and a millisecond.  This is what happened to me on a recent Saturday night while out walking my dog. Encouraged by me, the dog … Continue reading

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Smarties

I’ve always liked college towns. A recent trip to Boston brought to mind this line in a scene from the movie (often referred to as the “mockumentary”) “This is Spinal Tap,” where Tap keeps having their gigs cancelled in city … Continue reading

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Cold March

We’ve had a rough and cold and snowy winter on the east coast and some of the mid-Atlantic states. It seems winter will not be going out like a lamb. I’ve taken some shots and moving images of the experience … Continue reading

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Visit Randyland

When you come across a place that is vibrant, delightful, welcoming, inclusive, inspiring, laid-back, and best of all, free, it’s hard to pass up. At Randyland, there is art, design, furniture, poetry, and community. There are places to sit and … Continue reading

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What the Hell Am I Doing Here?

Shortly before Halloween 2017, I took a little bit of video in midtown Manhattan near Macy’s and Herald Square, right on the border of Koreatown.  It was a crowded rush-hour time of day on a Friday. I set the short … Continue reading

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Following Lovecraft

On a narrow tree-lined street in Brooklyn, at a residential corner a block away from a main thoroughfare, is a building where famed American writer of horror fiction H.P. Lovecraft resided for a short time in the mid-1920s.  This was … Continue reading

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