In-Progress, May 2016

Photo taken on the BQE during the 2016 Five Boro Bike Tour.
Photo taken on the BQE during the 2016 Five Boro Bike Tour.

The Digital Publishing Experiment podcast continues. I interviewed Jason Boog about his excellent, thoughtful Sad Men project. I also got the podcast up on iTunes. I’ve done this before, but this was the first time I had done it via this website with a WordPress plugin. It was easy enough to do, just a slight learning curve. I’m hosting the podcast at Libsyn and using the PowerPress plugin. I recommend both.

Memory Motel continues to reach new listeners and garner nice mentions in the media. The “Letters to the Dead” episode really resonated with people. It’s very much worth a listen.

These are my May 2016 podcast recommendations, by the way.

The Daily Haiku continues, as does my first effort with #The100DayProject: #100daysofprospectparkhaikus.

Here’s a story in seven haikus: “Storm.”

I ran another Brooklyn Half, which is hands down my favorite race. Last year, I achieved my fastest half-marathon time ever. And this year, drum roll please, I beat that time. This old dog definitely still has legs.

On the very first of the month I did my second Five Boro Bike Tour. Can’t recommend this enough. Amazing to ride the streets of NYC without any cars on the road. Make sure to sign up for the Bike New York newsletter to be alerted about when registration opens for next year’s tour. It sells out very fast.

And, lastly, I did a Runstreet Street Art Run in Dumbo. It was totally fun — met some cool people, including founder Marnie Kunz, and saw some cool art that I had never seen before in one of my favorite NYC neighborhoods. If you live in NYC, I recommend signing up for an upcoming run.

Busy month. Lots of groundwork being laid for projects launching later this year.