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Grocery Shopping on a Bike

Even I impress myself sometimes with the amount of groceries I can carry on my back.

Images of my suburban dreamworld: 12

No sign of Jack or Diane

Images of my suburban dreamworld: 11

Do I dare to eat a peach?

Looking for Black Civil War Veterans in Rahway New Jersey

Rahway is an ancient town in New Jersey with an ancient cemetery. According to the website of the “Merchants and Drovers Tavern” (an inn dating from the Revolutionary War that has been turned into a museum) there are almost three hundred Civil War Veterans buried in Rahway Cemetery, twenty nine of whom were black. Rahway […]

Images of my suburban dreamworld: 10

Another New Jerseyan gone off to that big suburb in the sky.

Images of my suburban dreamworld: 10

This is my 2013 Jamis Commuter 1 propped up on its seat and handlebars for its monthly chain cleaning. Don’t ask my why I love this bike so much. It’s cheap, heavy, slow, and has required a lot of maintenance over the past few years. Nevertheless it gets me 7 miles to work in the […]

Going Carless

Back in 2008, right after the beginning of the “great recession” I moved back into the basement of my childhood home. It was only supposed to be for a few months until I found another apartment in the city, but we all know how that goes. Getting a lease in Michael Bloomberg’s hyper-gentrified New York […]

Images of My Suburban Dreamworld: 9

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

Images of My Suburban Dreamworld: 8

The road ahead is clear, but where does it lead?