Monthly Archives: September 2016
I should have studied the maps better, but I was preoccupied with my overpriced coffee and Donuts. As a result I got lost (went 30 miles out of my way) in a remote area of upstate New York. It is genuinely rural, not exurban. It was late into the night when I crossed the state […]
The Walkway Over The Hudson is an old railroad bed turned into a path that runs from New Paltz to Poughkeepsie and a foot bridge over the river. It is a sublime place.
When you are completely, utterly and terrifying lost in the mountains of upstate New York do you stop and take photos? Of course you do.
This old building (a former hotel/resort for the One Percent) is in the surprisingly remote area of Northern, NJ and the Central Hudson Valley. It’s quite impressive.
I finally arrive in New Paltz at 6:30 PM. That means I’very been on the road for 14 hours. If 101 miles in 14 hours is pathetically slow, two things hurt my time. I had only slept for an hour the night before. I had no clue how to get there so I had to […]
Riding since early morning. Crossed the border into New York at about noon. The weather has been cool and damp,threatening rain but never delivering. Bearz are close. Should I stop and take a photo?
Because I am an old man with one foot in the grave, more interested in the location of the bathroom than in the attentions of the fairer sex, I have decided to spend a week or two trying to deny the effects of my advanced age on my body. I will cycle New England. To […]
Originally posted on Bored and Dangerous:
“That jerk Karl Marx said opium was the… religion of people. I got news for him, it’s money.” John Cassevetes is a cinema name I’ve heard a lot. But I think until a few years ago, I assumed he was just some stone faced, hard ass actor, in the…
I should have been a pair of ragged claws Scuttling across the floors of silent seas. T.S. Eliot The Lobster is basically an extended Monty Python skit blown up into a feature length movie. Initially amusing, it falls apart in the second half. While it benefits from Rachel Weisz’s narration, which somehow combines deadpan comic […]
Back in the 1950s, when planes taking off from Newark International Airport developed a bad habit of falling out of the sky onto downtown Elizabeth, NJ, there was talk of opening a new airport 20 miles west in Morris County. Environmentalists quickly mobilized, and not only blocked the project, but eventually managed to turn most […]