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Matianuck Sand Dunes Natural Area Preserve

Duuuuuuuune Matianuck Sand Dunes Natural Area Preserve July 10, 2013 "Instead of the gym tomorrow morning, I'm going to the beach." "Um. What?" "Yeah, I'll be home usual time, don't worry about it." "Um. What?" "I just want to hit the sand in the early morning light. It invigorates me." "Um. What?" I … [Read More...]


133. Philip Johnson’s Glass House

My Love of this Place is So Transparent New Canaan (Google Maps location) August 1, 2009 Finally. A visit to the Glass House. Finally. This was one of the most anticipated visits in the history of CTMQ. Finally. I tried to get a Saturday tour here for two years before I finally did. … [Read More...]

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CT Hops for Hope Brewfest!

There are a lot of good things going on in CTMQ-land in 2015. This here brand new site redesign, talks with publishing houses, some good press, my 300th CT museum visit... But all those things combined pale in comparison to my involvement with the inaugural Connecticut Hops for Hope Brewfest. I am proud to be closely … [Read More...]


Food & Drink

I can't remember how started writing pages on food - I think with just curious foods or places to eat unique to Connecticut. Then I found some lists that seemed fun and I went a little bonkers. Especially since writing about food is pretty difficult. Over the years I've started and abandoned a few food lists. … [Read More...]

A summer dawn at the Macricostas Preserve along the Meeker Trail

Connecticut Hiking Challenges & Rewards

Bring Them On! If you know anything about me, you know that I'm a sucker for hiking challenges. Peak-bagging and high-pointing and red-lining get me more excited than you'd ever believe. There are a slew of such challenges all over New England, New York – as well as all over the country and world. I'm very keen on … [Read More...]