Author Archives: Traveler

About Traveler

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

Merry Go Round

Few things represent summertime better than amusement park rides, and one of the staples of every amusement park is the carousel — commonly referred to as the “merry-go-round.” One summer evening a couple of months ago, I took a ride … Continue reading

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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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