Author: Paul

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I’ve heard some people say that New Yorkers are rude. I wouldn’t say that. It’s not been my experience. New York, specifically, Manhattan, is a busy place. There are lots of people, traffic, and things to do. I might go as far to say that some New Yorkers can be brusque, but perhaps the word “efficient” is a kinder, more telling word. 🙂 I was walking down 25th Street on the way to work when I was passing two gentlemen…

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It seems to me that photographers, or those with a camera in their hands, have either become to be seen as an annoyance/possible terrorist or a paycheck. Recently, NY created color-coded zones in Times Square because all of the costumed characters who were DEMANDING tips. If you took a picture with them, or a selfie, they were demanding to get paid. Often times, I read, there were overly aggressive characters who wouldn’t give change, harassed people walking by, or just…

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They say that you can get pretty much whatever you want to eat in NY, and I suppose that is pretty close to the truth. You want Indian food? No problem. You just have to pick from the 50 or more restaurants. Thai? Same “issue”. Mexican? Even more to choose from. How about Ethiopian? Got it covered! So, my coworker, Jeremy, asked me: So, Paul. How adventurous of an eater are you? My reply: It depends. There are just some…

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I was crossing the street, about to enter Central Park, when I noticed the horses and buggies lined up, waiting for anyone who would like a ride through the park. I noticed one driver place a feed bucket down for his horse. Seemingly out of nowhere, as soon as the bucket hit the ground, the pigeons appeared, as if by magic! Within a second or less, two of them were in the feed bucket. The horse paid this no mind…

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My last day in NY was a Saturday. Not my original plan, but it’s just how it worked out. So, I decided to take a walk through Central Park, some 34 blocks from the hotel, or about slightly over 2 miles to the entrance. It was quite the balmy morning, as all of the mornings had been during the week … just like home, about 78 degrees and 80%+ humidity. The comforts of home. 🙂 My walk took me directly…

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When Vanessa and I went to San Jose, or rather “tried” to go to San Jose, we ended up going to San Francisco and driving back to San Jose because after delaying our flight for about 3 hours, they finally cancelled it. They booked us on a direct flight, instead of a connecting flight, so it was all good – we still got there about the same time. Our rental car was more expensive, but, we made it and had…

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