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Thursday, July 28 (waking hours from 5am to 11pm)

Favorite moment of the day: If you read this blog even somewhat routinely you know I love a good dance. Last night we watched this week’s three hours of So You Think You Can Dance. The whole show was spectacular, but there were was one dance that was the perfect combination of dance, music, emotion and grace. Melanie and all-star Neil performed a contemporary dance from choreographer Mandy Moore to Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”  It was breathtaking and, yes, I had a good cry with it. I can’t embed the clip, but you can watch it here at

As long as we’re on the topic of dance… the release of the trailer for season three of the LXD did not disappoint. “The Rise of the Drifts” looks to be epic!

I need to start reading a book. I haven’t read anything since finishing Geoffrey Knight’s The Curse of the Dragon God at the end of June. Summer’s always tough for reading time, but not looking at anything fiction-wise in July is just wrong.

For the record: I do not have the ability to bend the rules of time. I’m flattered some think I do, but I really don’t.

I’m often impressed by how fast things can materialize in the plaza outside the World Financial Center. When I came home around 10:30 Wednesday night, there was nothing unusual there. But, less than 12 hours later, when I left for work, this had sprung into place…

Week in the Life, Day 4

This is the construction of the stage, and some interesting exhibits, for the Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival, which started yesterday and runs through Saturday evening.

After writing about the importance of trying to get outside a bit during the workday, I immediately failed at that yesterday. It sort of made for a dull day because I was just in the office for the entire day.

Writing for the hockey blog this fall is coming together very nicely. Some very good back and forth emails have been had and I’m excited that it’s going to happen.