A writer discusses his experience in joining the annual Manhattan Island Marathon swim in New York City, NY. The event, which covers 26.2 miles of waterways, became an opportunity for the writer to witness some of New York City, NY's famous human-made scenery such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. Despite encountering numerous challenges, the writer was able to finish the marathon swim after seven and a half hours.
Publication Name: Rodale's Fitness Swimmer
Subject: Sports and fitness
Rich and richer
Desserts served at a party are a good way to elicit excitement about a party and desserts should be matched against the people attending the party. Recipes for pecan coffee cake with warm caramel sauce, chocolate-swirl banana cream pie, chocolate silk pie and pistachio-pear strudel are given.
Publication Name: The New York Times Magazine
Landscape photography has evolved from reproducing the picturesque qualities of landscape painting to revealing the mysteries of nature and of remote areas of the world. Recent landscape photography is exposing the ecological damage that is destroying natural beauty.
Publication Name: Modern Maturity
Subject: Personal finance