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Dec.22.2013
My version of a holiday story in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/22/opinion/sunday/thank-you-for-hacking-me.html?smid=pl-share Send love, not cash, please!  - bh  
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Nov.18.2013
I saw a girl on a Manhattan-bound train wearing a knock-off Louis Vuitton headscarf and false eyelashes long enough to make a Daddy Long-legs envious.  Her look—a sort of Sally-Bowles-does-Brooklyn—was complete with a matching knockoff LV handbag and umbrella.  She was seated next to a...
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Nov.13.2013
The subway ride continues....via the Virginia Quarterly Review:  http://www.vqronline.org/blog/2013/11/12/subway-lifer-a-fisherman-on-the-subway/#.UoNkVGwo7IU  Enjoy, bh
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Aug.18.2013
Recently, I was interviewed for the newsletter of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.  Here is an excerpt from our conversation, July 2013:   In each of your three critically acclaimed books you’ve managed to brilliantly illuminate the intricacies of the human body in a way that...
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Jul.15.2013
When the lease on my first New York apartment came up for renewal, the landlord raised my rent.  I could no longer justify what I would be paying for a small, sixth-floor walk-up, so I decided to move.  I found a relatively inexpensive place on the East side, a few blocks from the 1st...
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May.25.2013
One evening last summer, I headed out to see a friend’s band at a bar in Brooklyn, not the kind of thing I’d normally do with work the next day, but how often does one have a friend who has a band playing at a bar on a Thursday?  Just outside my front door, I crossed paths with a tall...
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May.24.2013
For years, I've been carrying around in my head thoughts, observations, and personal tips on exercise. I've started to keep a list: "Sweat 101s," I call them.  #1: Try to learn something new every time you exercise. Start today. #2: The gym is one place where copying is never cheating. Steal...
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May.01.2013
I met a fisherman on the 1 train last night.  I have met fishermen before—I’m from the Pacific Northwest, and have fished myself—but this was a first in New York.  It would have been hard to miss him even in a packed subway car.  His two large fishing rods, like a pair of periscopes...
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Jan.29.2013
Nice news to share: Bloomsbury UK/USA, publisher of my forthcoming book "SWEAT: A History of Exercise," will also publish "Insomniac City," a collection of my stories of New York (some of which have been appearing in The New York Times). The book will include photos I've taken...
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Jan.14.2013
I don’t like to be late but I am not averse to getting lost.  Which, when I stop and think about it, seems to happen with some frequency.   I don’t do it deliberately.   But I also do not pre-plot every step and turn when heading somewhere I do not know, and I don’t have a...