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On Your Left

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In praise of bike path protocol By Jeanne Martinet When I first heard someone yelling “On your left! behind me on the Hudson River bike path, I admit it startled me. I thought, “Uh, oh’s what”s on my left? A falling branch? A rampaging Canadian Goose
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Invasion of the Picture-Takers

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The problem of unsolicited snapping By Jeanne Martinet The idea that a camera can “steal one”s soul is generally considered a primitive belief, held only by backward people in a few isolated corners of the Globe. But I, for one, am beginning to think this soul-stealing notion may be more insightful than uncivilized
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The World is My Dumpster

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Al fresco dining can be a dangerous thing’s depending on your neighbors By Jeanne Martinet Last Saturday night I witnessed a random act of terracism. It started off as a perfect evening at the home of friends. It was a balmy 72 degrees, with a gentle Hudson River breeze’s ideal conditions for eating outside. My [&hellip
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Busybody Politics

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To intercede or not to intercede By Jeanne Martinet The other day my friend Henry was hurrying along 14th Street near Seventh Avenue when he overheard a woman asking a passerby how to get to Times Square by subway. “Just walk one block over to the A train, and then take it uptown to 42nd [&hellip
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