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Warriors vs. Heat NBA game

The Other Beautiful Game

At first glance it’s all borderline absurd: the wait, the expense, the costumes, the music, the special effects and the scale. The line to get in started three hours in advance. Through the glass doors we could see smartly…

Tomales Point landscape

California’s Wild Wild West, aka Tomales Point

“Avoid hiking at night. Mountain lions are nocturnal, humans are not,” said Google. Great. Few things are more humbling than basking in the beauty of California’s wild northern coast, but basking in its beauty after sunset might just qualify.…

The New York City (6-day) Marathon

“This ain’t Manhattan.” “Yea, they’re not gonna stop.” The words felt harsh and the faces looked unwelcoming. I was in the middle of trying to wave down a cab in a neighborhood out by JFK airport. “What should I…

Williamsburg Bridge

NYC Blocks

The saying goes that New York isn’t a city, it’s a world, and I’d have to agree. Everyone belongs. You can’t be too weird, too foreign, too loud, too poor or too friendly. Eccentric? Mundane? There’s a neighborhood for you.…