Buster is a 2 yr old male puggle that I'm currently fostering. He's a total sweetheart, and up for adoption through amsterdog.org.

blue moon in brooklyn

...let me play among the stars...

(taken from my window in brooklyn on the night of a blue moon.)

montpelier, vt

this scene pretty much sums up my impression of vermont; kids playing frisbee on the perfectly manicured lawn of the state capitol.

pez visitor center, orange, ct

i've never been a particularly big pez fan, but when a friend and i were recently driving through connecticut and saw signs for the company's visitor center, we agreed we had to stop by.

unfortunately, they charge $5 just to step inside the gift shop, so this sign was as far as we got.

ft. totten tunnel and battery

urban rangers nyc organizes a tour of the battery and tunnels at ft. totten park in queens. you meet at the visitor center, tucked away in one corner of the park - past the swimming pool, the parade grounds, an nypd training center, and some baseball fields - and when a large enough group amasses, a ranger leads you through the first tunnel to the fort. once you're at the other end of the tunnel, you're free to roam around and explore almost any part of it, and there are rangers stationed at intervals who happily answer your nerdiest questions. it's a great set-up, and by far one of my favorite tours in new york. 

walking behind this huge group of people on one of the hottest days of the year, i was having doubts about how things would pan out.

palace of fine arts, san francisco, ca

the palace of fine arts is the only building from the panama-pacific exposition still located on its original site.

originally built in 1915, it was rebuilt in 1965, and renovation of the lagoon, walkways and seismic retrofit were completed in 2009.

holocaust memorial, california palace of the legion of honor

created by george segal. one of the bodies is said to be representative of christ and the other of a woman holding an apple, representative of the relationship between christians and jews.

fort miley military reservation, san francisco, ca

constructed between 1902 and 1906, fort miley was part of a series of batteries built to protect all three channels of approach to the golden gate.

most of the buildings surrounding the battery were demolished in 1934 to make room for the new veterans hospital, but the actual battery still remains today.