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have your match and eat cake too

A picture’s worth a thousand words. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. I’m putting both these cliches to work for me with the photos below, since I’m still jetlagged from an amazing vacation in Asia, and I’m … Continue reading

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Doubles for Mere Mortals: A Weekend at the U.S. Century Championships

Sitting somewhere up in heaven, on a mahogany cloud, hovering over the ultimate playground of grown boys—the doubles court at the Racquet and Tennis Club in NYC, I can only wish I was allowed to swing my own racquet in … Continue reading

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Ramy Ashour – the leading man of ToC 2013

Early in the third game of the Men’s Finals at the Tournament of Champions, I ask my table mate at the ToC bar why she likes Ramy. “He just has a certain aura about him that’s very . . .” … Continue reading

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Facing Obama Arms & other Take-aways from the Tournament of Champions

My legs ache. My butt is burning. I’m sucking air with every lunge forward. Squeak, squeak, squeak go my . . . skis. It’s squash week in NYC and I, in unforgivable ignorance of the squash calendar, scheduled a cross-country … Continue reading

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thinking twice: seven days on $33.29

My latte was $4.05. The strawberry peach bar was $2.25. I have blown my daily food budget allotment in one visit to THINK coffee. The steamed milk decoratively poured into three shots of espresso tastes amazing on this winter afternoon, … Continue reading

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This City Smells : eating on $5 a day

I usually love my walk to work. I pass two bakeries on the way to my subway stop. Both of which have arguably the best croissants in Brooklyn. One definitely has the best baguettes.  I am barely out of the … Continue reading

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SNAP is not a game

In the beginning….. there was an apple. Two toasted tortillas with salsa and greek yogurt. Three dark chocolate kisses. And a large glass of seltzer with a splash of cranberry juice. I eat some weird things after I play squash. … Continue reading

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A Woman at the Fights

Jennifer Santiago, a trainer and professional boxer at my old Printing House gym (and now owner of J5Fitness) will be fighting in her third professional boxing match on Friday November 15, 2013 at 5 Star Banquet Hall 12-05 43 Avenue, … Continue reading

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Daily Squash Man

Imagine. Your favorite coffee shop is shuttered on your way to work. No more latte just the way you like it. Imagine. The magazine you look forward to every month is discontinued. No more articles by your favorite writers on … Continue reading

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the best are back in brooklyn: carol weymuller open 2012

The squash season may go on all summer for the pros, but I half-way hung up my squash shoes in favor of surfing, cycling, and hammock napping for three months. I officially woke up today to some awesome squash at … Continue reading

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