Monthly Archives: June 2012

Running the Rolling Hills of Eastern Queens

I just finished what I thought was a long-ish run through my neighb in Queens and thought I’d share some thoughts Only once did I almost barf. Unfortunately I was talking to my building manager at the time. Before the … Continue reading

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The Velvet Rage by Alan Downs

The Velvet Rage by Alan Downs My rating: 3 of 5 stars The quick review: the book is targeted toward gay men, but it’s a worthwhile read if you have any interest in reflection, self-help culture, and even philosophy (if … Continue reading

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Joel Greenblatt’s The Little Book that Beats the Market

The Little Book That Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt My rating: 3 of 5 stars     Short, short, short Review: A worthwhile, little book that raises some big questions, The Little Book that Beats the Market is good … Continue reading

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Bloomsday itinerary

A group I’m in is putting together a very modest meeting and tour of some sites and shops in Manhattan for Bloomsday. Here is the invite (minus a few bits of personal information)–join us if you are around, or follow … Continue reading

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ABT’s Eugene Onegin

I saw ABT’s reproduction of John Cranko’s Eugene Onegin yesterday after catching sight of an ad for it on the NY Times website. Given past experiences I should know to stick away from narrative pieces of Romantic stories, but I … Continue reading

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Our Imbecilic Constitution?

I woke up a few days ago and on the front page of the NY Times was a link to Sanford Levinson’s op-ed, entitled “Our Imbecilic Constitution.” Granted I have to allow for the fact that I’m American, and proud … Continue reading

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Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall My rating: 4 of 5 stars I got this after a friend had told me about the gist of it; there … Continue reading

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