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Seeking Lititzonians

Seeking Lititzonians

Frankly, I am shocked that no enterprising weblogger has taken on the project of documenting the life and times of Lititz, Pennsylvania. I’d do it myself, but I’m only there a few times a year. My current Lititz goal is to track down “shoe man,” a former state trooper who sits in his front yard […]

Cow Pi?

Cow Pi?

Just last night, an astute friend was looking at some of my Montana pictures and noticed that this cow, found wandering around the Chief Mountain International Highway, has the marking of Pi. Which is pretty strange. But then, it turns out that today, 3/14, is Pi Day.  Spooky.

MOMA fashion police

MOMA fashion police

The recently re-opened Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is overwhelming. Not only is the place filled with sculpture, photos, drawings, paintings, and film, it’s filled with people. Lots and lots of people. Many of them are wearing questionable clothing. Is it art? Exhibits A and B: a protest against the traditional repression of undergarments?

Chinatown bus:  pray for us

Chinatown bus: pray for us

Because of some PGW love* that arrived in this week’s mail, I am feeling thrifty. Thrifty enough to brave the Saturday 7:00 AM Philadelphia to New York Chinatown bus, despite the warnings of Sassy J, Sam, and others. So I am not sure what to make of Benny’s World: According to the Chinatown Bus, a […]

Christo and Jeanne Claude's The Gates

Christo and Jeanne Claude’s The Gates

The Gates. Pretty cool. I made the trip to NYC with Scott, who wanted to learn the SEPTA/NJ Transit ropes, and we were both impressed by the magnitude and span of Christo and Jeanne Claude’s latest work. According to Scott, the pair originally wanted to show The Gates in conjunction with Central Park’s fall foliage. […]

New York day trips - The Gates

New York day trips – The Gates

Once or twice a year, I take the train to New York City and wander around for a day. Make that trains plural, since I’m too cheap to take Amtrak and instead make the perilous Trenton SEPTA/NJ Transit connection (though I’m not so cheap that I’ve tried the scary Chinese busses, which careen down New […]