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Nerding Out at the New York Ren Faire

I dressed as quite the dandy for the New York Renaissance Festival. I wore purple crushed velvet riding pants that hugged my calves and billowed out at the thighs with a sash across the pelvis to sustain the pure thoughts of female attendees; a scandalously unbuttoned silky pirate shirt that was technically a woman’s blouse;…

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The Worst Ghetto in The Hudson Valley

Before Chris and I exited the car in the McDonald’s parking lot in Newburgh, we prepared ourselves. We both left our wallets, making sure to conceal them in the car’s central console, “in case some opportunistic crackhead walks by,” as Chris said. Chris kept his ID, in case we had to deal with cops suspicious…