5-4-3-2-1 Punk Rock!

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This weekend I finished Please Kill Me by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, the exhaustive oral history of the New York City punk scene .  It was a fascinating and trashy read, and it had me obsessing about music even more than I usually do. So I gave myself a 5-4-3-2-1 project, inspired by an assignment […]

Weekend in New York Part 2: The Mets

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We didn’t just view thousand-year-old artwork during our brief trip to New York; we also saw the Mets. Well, let’s not simplify it too much.   First, Renee and I had a wonderful dinner with our dear friend Audrey at her apartment in Brooklyn.  She made us scallops with asparagus, let us play with her […]

Arriving at Yale

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Well, I am comfortably settled into my room at Yale and looking forward to my first day studying Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales with Lee Patterson.  But before I begin looking forward, I would like to look backwards to the drive that got me up here. Day 1 was a stunning study in efficiency.  I traveled 649 miles […]