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freedom tower construction

freedom tower construction Originally uploaded by derek7272

Perodically I am going to post pics of the Freedom Tower construction, taken from my kitchen. You can see where it is just slowly rising, next to the red crane.


income disparities in dating

The Times has a story about income disparities in relationships:

For the first time, women in their 20s who work full time in several American cities — New York, Chicago, Boston and Minneapolis — are earning higher wages than men in the same age range …

The shift is playing out in new, unanticipated […]

nelson blue

So on Thursday I went to Nelson Blue, New York’s first kiwi bar by the South Street Seaport, about a 10 minute walk from my new pad. It is a sleek, beautiful bar that was quite busy around 1 a.m. It is named for Nelson, New Zealand, where owner Pauli Morgan hails from. I walked […]


If you have an LCD monitor and are running Windows XP, I want to strongly recommend switching your default font rendering to Cleartype. It is much smoother and looks better. To do this, simply right-click on the desktop, then select properties, then effects. Then where it says “use the following method to smooth edge of […]

dancing with my aunt

Derek and Mary Dancing Originally uploaded by awrose

at brother’s wedding

Palm Tree

Palm Tree Originally uploaded by awrose

Here’s a photo my brother Adam took, not far from where we stayed in Po’ipu, Kaua’i. (aka Kauai). He has a D70 Nikon camera while I was just taking photos with my little cameraphone, but here are some of mine. I’ll stick the favs. after the jump.


i am back, and i am terrified

Photos of Hawaii to come … but I just want to state for the record that if the BoSox blow the division, it will be just as big a choke as the Yanks coughing up their 3-0 lead in 2004. Gaaaa!


Wedding Originally uploaded by derek7272

Brother Evan and new wife Jenny

arizona memorial

Multimedia message Originally uploaded by derek7272

I ended up visited the USS Arizona memorial with my German friend I met at the hostel. Very understated and elegant. A Japanese Zero scored a direct hit on the battleship during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, killing 1,177 men. The battleship was never salvaged […]


Had a very nice five-hour hike today … Hawaii is LUSH. Then fell asleep on the beach. Checking out USS Arizona memorial tomorrow. Waterfall Originally uploaded by derek7272


hi from waikiki

Hello! I am in the Internet room at the Waikiki Beachside Hostel in Waikiki. Just arrived this morning; L.A. was great but this beach is amazing. Originally the plan was to go hiking in Hawaii with my then-girlfriend before hooking up with my fam for the wedding next weekend, but a wrench got thrown into […]

greetings from sunny L.A.

I am hangin’ with Dylan here in the Venice Beach section of sunny Los Angeles. It is very dry, cool and beautiful here. I’d only been to L.A. once before, for a weekend. Yesterday Dylan, his wife Phoebe and I went for a very long run through Will Rogers and Temescal state parks — along […]

goodbye to all that

Sooo, I am at the Coffee Pot across the street from my apartment writing this, as my computer is all packed up. I am waiting for the moving truck to come — they went to Ninth Street rather than Ninth Ave. Grrr. Just a few more hours in Hell’s Kitchen, then I’ll be Tribeca boy. […]