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To Florida, for Destinate

I am off on a work trip, to help set up Destinate for its next phase: a full-on expansion throughout the state of Florida. Here are a few pics from my Instagram story that day.  Rainy day at Newark Airport. Orlando! Tarmac. […]

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Newark Penn Station

Traveling back from DC to Newark Penn, I had a few minutes to spare while waiting for my ride. What a gorgeous old bird this place is. Astrological signs, just like in Grand Central. Old wooden benches. Such hope and […]

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Down to DC

The presentation has been written and rehearsed. The Power Point has been tweaked and perfected. After months of work, it’s time to present our Innovation Lab project, Destinate. Heading down to DC — a case of hard apple cider packed in […]

outings, travel

Saratoga Apple

Some of the best apple cider donuts you’ll ever taste in your life are made on an apple orchard in Schuylerville, N.Y., about 10 miles outside of Saratoga Springs. If you are in the area, it’s a must-do. As can […]

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A New Plan, and a Trip Home

As part of an Innovation 2016 accelerator grant, I am getting a chance to lead a team to develop a cool product. At the time, I did not know the name of it — we paid a firm later to […]

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Getting to Know the Teams

After a day of training and presentation, the Gannett groups got to know each other a little better over drinks at Barrel & Bushel in McLean. First, a meeting in the Hilton Lobby: Drinks and snacks: Good food! My team! […]

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Travel to McLean

A work trip to McLean, Virginia… and I decided to go Acela. Why not! We love trains. Though the system at Penn Station is a little uncivilized, I must admit. They don’t tell you the gate until moments before boarding. […]

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Time Hotel Opens in Nyack

A big hotel opening in Nyack: Time, a boutique hotel. Our story on lohud.com says the hotel could be a “game-changer” for Nyack, helping to bolster tourism with a cool factor (and a place to stay!). We were invited to a […]

family, travel

Heading to Minnesota

We’re heading out on what has become an annual trip to Minnesota. We’re looking forward to visiting with family and friends, and celebrating Doris’ 90th — yes 90th! — birthday. Our travels. How could I not shoot a photo of […]

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A Visit to Mass MoCA in North Adams

Our final stop on our whirlwind sightseeing trip to the Berkshires: Mass MoCA, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. It’s in an incredible restoration of old factory buildings in the center of downtown North Adams. Art is everywhere, even the parking […]

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Morning at Maple Terrace

When we booked a hotel in the Berkshires, we had a dream. We would put Sam to bed, then take a bottle of wine (and the monitor) across the parking lot to the little cluster of Adirondack chairs in the […]

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More Beach: Sandcastles and S’Mores

More fun at the beach! Photos from Day 2, including a nice portrait of all the kids!       A sandcrab!   Related posts: Photos from Day One of the Beach: Amagansett! Day Three Beach Photos: Amagansett! More Beach Photos! […]

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SCF Goes to the Beach: Amagansett!

Our annual pilgrimage to the East End, where we relax on the beach, read books, build fires and drink wine. As you should on any good vacation. Ya phank!?   Little girl!   The circle of friends:   Sam and […]

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Mankato Farmers Market

A trip to the Mankato Farmers Market, wherein Annie buys a few handmade washcloths as a gift to Samantha and Hunna takes home a variety pack of salted nut rolls. Handsome Adirondack furniture: A couple of goofballs: Salted Nut Rolls: Farmers: […]

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Tooling Around in Mankato

The afternoon of day 2 of our Minnesota trip, in which we go out to lunch, visit the Mankato Brewery and hit up an antique shop. I forgot to take photos of our food at Ummies, but here is the […]

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Sibley Park, Mankato

The morning of day 2 of our Minnesota trip, in which Annie and I walk around the cemetery and the family heads to Sibley Park to look at the animals and play in the playground. On the cemetery walk, Annie […]

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Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas

A sense of calm fell over me as I descended into the garden at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. Sculpture isn’t usually my thing — not sure why, I guess I just haven’t studied it enough to appreciate it. But gardens […]

restaurants, travel

The Farm House, Nashville

At Farmhouse in Nashville, chef Trey Cioccia cures his own meats, pickles his own vegetables and makes his own vinegar. He gets most of his meat and produce from local farms, and his menu showcases Southern-inspired dishes made with classic technique. […]

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NAA MediaXChange Conference 2015

The reason for my trip to Nashville: the Newspaper Association of America MediaXchange conference, and an intense content strategy training program that Gannett arranged through Poynter. Since the theme of this blog is Eat. Drink. Live. (and not work!), I’ll […]

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Wine Tasting at Macari Vineyards

A quick stop at just one winery on the way home: Macari. We sampled a few nice wines, including a nice cab frank that I’ll definitely try to find around home.      Macari Vineyards web site. Related posts: Wine […]

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Beaching It Again

So here’s the routine. Around 5:30, head over to Clam Bar. Order yourself 6 oysters and a glass of rose, and a lobster roll to to. Slurp oysters (and wine) and take lobster roll back to the beach for enjoyment […]

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Beach, Day and Night

Day one at the beach was a bit windy, but we set ourselves up with an umbrella barrier and made the best of it. Related posts: At the Beach, Day and Night At the Beach in Amagansett Day Two Beach […]

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Heading Out to Amagansett

A weekend with the girls… here we go! Bikes are packed, book is queued up, and I’m off. First, a stop at the Green Thumb Farm Stand! (Link here.) Then Wolffer: Farmland:   And lunch at Clam Shack!   Related […]

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Amagansett Evening 4: Book at the Beach Club

We took the book club discussion to the beach this year with Willa Cather’s ‘O Pioneers!’ Gregory led the discussion, which was also attended by Larry, Linda, Sarah, Lizzie RW, Boo and Kelli. After the discussion, we enjoyed more wine […]