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Subwayland (book review)

November 27th, 2011 by alephnaught

Subwayland (book review)

Title: Subwayland: Adventures in the World Beneath New York Author: Randy Kennedy Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (February 19, 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 0312324340 ISBN-13: 978-0312324346 Walking around Distant Lands one day, I saw this book and wanted to read it – I have a great interest in subways after living in Chicago […]

February 8th, 2009 by alephnaught

Learning all the time, really

While blowing through RSS feeds this morning, I found Seth Godin’s latest post, Learning all the time.  I had two reactions. First, I wouldn’t equate reading blogs to continuous learning; I know people who go through blogs and don’t seem to learn anything – there’s no change.  You can gain knowledge or you can learn; […]

October 27th, 2007 by alephnaught

Chicago Metra comuter train schedule stuff

I’ve written a little web app to find the next four trains running between two stations on the Chicago Metra comuter train line.  I also loaded CalTrain, a little Blackberry application, with the lines I and a friend usually take (the application can’t handle a large set of data for some reason). Translate

February 19th, 2007 by alephnaught

Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium

Here’s a link to the page from Cirque du Soleil in case you want to learn more about this show and to get tickets. Aviva and I braved the cold (its just now getting above freezing here) to see the show last night. It was similar but different from the other shows we’ve seen. This […]

August 23rd, 2006 by alephnaught

We had a good Saturday – new glasses and good Italian

I had my eyes checked a week ago Friday, so we started looking for new frames. I wanted smaller round frames because the lenses get too wide if the frames aren’t round, and the ones I have now hit my eye brows. We went to Eye Want on Milwaukee and found just what I wanted […]

July 24th, 2006 by alephnaught

Aviva’s brother came to visit

We had a great time I think. Friday I met up with Aviva and Brian at Room and Board, an upscale furniture shop. We had dinner at Opera , a really nice Chinese restaurant. We took Brian to Uncle Fun on Saturday – that’s a really interesting shop that sells strange toys. We went to […]

July 17th, 2006 by alephnaught

Went to see the new Cirque du Soleil show last night!

Aviva and I try to make the new Cirque du Soleil shows when they come to Chicago; we got hooked over six years ago. Corteo was a bit different – the acrobatics were a little less over the top, there was more dancing, the usual helping of comedy (but perhaps a little less going out […]

July 5th, 2006 by alephnaught

My 47th birthday!

Yes, I’m a yankee doodle dandy, born on the 4th of July. Had a quiet day yesterday, mostly finishing up and posting my travelogue for our Spanish trip. Then, we went out to dinner at a very nice Mexican restaurant, Salpicon. The food was really good and it was really loud and busy for a […]

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June 18th, 2006 by alephnaught

Flowers in our garden

I wanted to post a couple of pictures from our garden. We planted a dogwood a while back – I’m from Virginia and its the state tree, you see them everywhere in Virginia. Anyway, its finally taking good root and bloomed: And I made lots of trips to Amsterdam over the last year and a […]

May 21st, 2006 by alephnaught

Nathan’s visit and Spamalot

Nathan came in this weekend – he got here Friday night. Aviva was going to drive out with me to pick him up but she had saved a stray dog, she was in heat and in our yard, Basil was going nuts (even “fixed” (why do we say a dog is fixed when they’ve been […]