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    Saturday, June 05, 2004

    Running the morning gauntlets

    This morning I drove through a gauntlet of neighborhood tag sales to get to New Haven. I uncovered a dusty, unused Barnes & Noble gift card the other day and I wanted to knock a few items off my wishlist. New Haven was overflowing with out-of-towners and parking was tight. Lucky me, this weekend is the Yale reunions for the classes of 1964 (40th), 1959 (45th), 1954 (50th), and 1949 (55th). So the closer I got to the bookstore, the trickier the elderly gauntlet became.

    But I found my way and decided on The Best of Roald Dahl and Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (thanks for the recommendation, Tim!). On my return, I snuck down some side streets to avoid the crowds and got lost among the university buildings. I eventually found myself at the foot of this tower, a few strides from my parked car.

    a tower in new haven