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This won’t be online that long, but for now you can check out a photo of me and Gov. Pataki that was printed in the June 15 New York Times. I was covering a tour Pataki was giving to four other GOP governors, was trying to overhear what was being said, and found myself […]

This past weekend was the best getaway in quite a while. My college friend Dylan Carson was running in the Mt. Washington Road Race, a 7.6 mile race up the tallest mountain in New England. So my friend Nicole Schiavi (a former co-worker) and I met up with Dyl in Manchester, N.H., camped out […]

You learn something new every day! I had thought for years that the Ring-around-the-Rosie rhyme referred to the Black Death, but I guess that is just an urban myth. Check out this essay.

My latest bit of excitement, a few days late in the telling.

On Friday, I am over in Brooklyn, outside the federal prison where Al Sharpton is being held for his role in protesting bombing exercises on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

I’m waiting outside the prison in this industrial neighborhood with two […]

I got a little publicity last week in the Village Voice. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit pleased with the mention, but I thought the sentence that talks about me was dreadfully unfair to my colleague Martin Mbugua. And for the record, I have no beef with the News regarding […]