Friday, September 30, 2005

The air was crisp this morning during my walk to work,reminding me of autumn in England.The temp was 50f(9c),and it is still cool as I am writing this post.Now there is bright sunshine added to this .They say that the weekend will also be nice,whoever they are.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Here they are again,my old friends Dilly and Dally.I don't know if I mentioned it ,but I am a vegetarian and I have a nice vegetarian restaurant just a coup[le of blocks from my house.On thursdays they have italian night,and I must say they have the best Eggplant Parmisagne in the world,that is whet I will have for dinner tonight. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

This morning it actually felt cold during my walk to work,and yes I got to watch another champions league game in the afternoon.This time Liverpool-chelsea,result 0-0,by the way Man Utd won yesterday.My run today felt very good, I feel like I am really running for the first time in a while.You runners out there will know what I mean.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

When I walk to work now in the morning it is still dark,and the temps are quite there is a real feeling that summer is almost over.Today when I got home I was able to watch the second half fo the Man Utd- Benfica champions league game on TV,a true sign that fall is here. Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 26, 2005

Today is Monday,and in the great English tradition it is laundry day.Speaking of England I just got an airline ticket to there for christmas when I go to visit my sister,and half of the price of the ticket where the taxes.They have increased by about 50% or at least it seems like it .It amazes me how much the price of a ticket is the taxes.Well that is my 2 cents.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

What a beautiful fall morning!Went for my usual sunday run with my friend Utpal,It was cool,57f and overcast.I had to work a little bit ,but had a nice run and a good breakfast.What is happening in the southern part of the US,the hurrican season is really taking it's toll this year,and our thoughts go out to all of those that are affected.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

The photo is me running in a 1000 mile race September of last year.Today I ran in my saturday morning 2 mile race,and though I had to struggle a bit I ran 15mins 53 sec,1 second slower than last week.the weather was beautiful,60f and bright sunshine. Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 23, 2005

I have known my boss for 30 years as a friend,and 20 years on and off as a boss.At the beginning of the year he had a health scare and was close to death,so for the last 9 months he has changed his diet,lost about 50 lbs,and yesterday for the first time in my life I saw him out running.The running is a supplement to his bike riding that he does avidly.Good for him.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Here in NY we have a non emergency phone number 311,so if there is some kind of problem you can let the city know.Well,there has been a leaking fire hydrant about 2 blocks from where I live and after 3 weeks the city has fixed it .My sister just got back from a weeks vacation and says she enjoyed the time in the sun.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Surprisingly I am not as sore as I usually am the day after a delivery of lumber from Canada.The boss got pizza for everyone for lunch today,so that was nice.By the end of the day I was feeling pretty tired,and after my run I will have a pretty restful evening.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

2 hard days at work,with deliveries coming from China and canada,lots of unloading of trucks.Although I am tired it is a pleasant tired,the kind that is strangely invigorating.I knoew that I will sleep well tonight and probably feel quite sore tomorrow,but will much stronger for it in days to come.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Here's one of my poems;

Heaven has time
For everyone
It's your time
When the time
Has come.

Heaven has time
For everyone.

from Be Happy by Chanakhya Jakovic

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Yep! it's sunday morning and the temp is in the mid 60's with bright sunshine.Utpal and myself had a good run,we both seem to be in better shapethan previous weeks,it really is a pleasant end to the week,and sets me up for the week to come.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Despite the fact that I had not raced for about a month,and am not fully recovered from my summer flu.I ran my saturday morning 2 mile race.With a slow time of 15 mins 52 sec,but was happy to see that I can still race and hope to improve as weeks go by.

Friday, September 16, 2005

At this time of the year I would normally be running in a1000 mile race here in Queens,NY.The race was cancelled this year for technical reasons,so I get a bit of a break,and some time to plan for my next race.This photo is from last year. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 15, 2005

It rains just a little every once in a while and that only succeeds in making it even more humid.I think that it will eventually make the temps cooler.It is very busy at work at the moment,but that just makes the day go faster and the weekend come sooner.My running is improving.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

They say there is rain on the way,as a result the day was quite sticky,but it should get much cooler after the rain.I thought this was a nice picture. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

On this bridge is where the revolution began in Romania.I visited there in March of this year,The weather was great. Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 12, 2005

A sudden return to summer,this afternoon as I went for my run the temps were once again like summer.It is quite pleasant but it made me realise that I still have a bit of a respiratory problem left over from my recent cold,must soldier on and it will get better.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Ran with my friend Utpal this morning,a crisp ,bright September 11 morning.I was on a plane flying from Vienna to NY in 2001.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Another beautiful Saturday had breakfast with a friend from Serbia.This photo is of a square in Timisoara in Romania. Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 09, 2005

I'm back to working a few hours on fridays,the walk to work was really nice,with a crimson sun just above the arizon to great me.

Hey It's My Nieces Birthday


Thursday, September 08, 2005

2 things happened today.A very good friend of mine went in for colon cancer surgery,the prognosis is good for a full recovery.School also started back today in NewYork,so I got to see lots of children excited after ther first day back at school,walking home on my way back from work.The weather is very nice at this time of the year,noy quite ready for the leaves to turn.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Ok it is Wednesday and after almost a month of trying and 2 bad micro drives I finally have one that works in my mp3 player.I have a muvo2 nomad made by creative and I got it cheap but without a drive,I used a 256 mb flash card for a while,but managed to find a 4 gig micro drive like the one originally installed,also cheap and now it is like it used to be,and works great. the weather is cool also,so I am a happy lad.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

A fairly quiet day with not a lot to say,so I will just add a nice photo.

Monday, September 05, 2005

So it is Labor day here in America,a day when most people rest and do not for me it was a chance to get in a nice run this morning,and catch up on some things during the day.Monday is usually laundry so I did some of that,but also a chance to catch up with friends,including some in Eastern Europe.Hello to everyone!

Sunday, September 04, 2005

What a beautiful morning,Utpal is still not fully recovered from his calf problem and I still am not 100% but we ran together this morning.His condition dictated how far we ran,then we had breakfast and caught up on the past weeks activities,so all in all it was a good start to the day,and a nice end to the week.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Can you believe rhat we are in to the last 3 months of the year.Here in New York there is a definate feeling that autumn is on it's way,there is almost a sharpness to the air in the mornings,and the days are bright but not too warm.I have started to sleep very easily and wonder if my body thinks it is time to hibernate.

Friday, September 02, 2005

I was on a plane flying to New York when WTC happened,and in England when the Tsunami hit,and now in New York for Hurricane katerina.we may seem somewhat detatched from these things ,but we are all part of the same humanity.That is all I have to say.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

I am inspired to try and run every day,and I write when I am inspired,some time the 2 come together.This is how I came to write childrens stories about 2 ducks named Dilly and Dally.with the help of an illustrator friend Danny we have so far created 2 picture books.The cover of the first one should appear here.If you are interested to know more or purchase some , contact me on