Comments and observations of things I think about.
In the basement of my freshman dorm at Wesleyan University was the studio for WESU-FM, the college radio station. In late 1982, I was trained (and licensed!) to be a disc jockey and did regular shows almost every week for the remaining four years at Wesleyan. As a result of being shut-in during the current
Gotta love NYC!… One of the greatest things about New York City is that when you’re feeling stressed or broken or down, it will — even if it is responsible for provoking those feelings — lift you right back up again. And that happened last night for some people inside the Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center subway
From one of my favorite New York City Blogs, Ephemeral New York. I have owned this album since the early 1980’s and was a major influence, as well as a regular features on my weekly radio comedy show on WESU 88.1 FM at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. ===== Fifty-nine years ago in February 1961,
White-lipped peccaries travel in large packs throughout the forest. The hairy, pig-like creatures emit a distinctive musky smell that is not easy to forget, and play a crucial role in their ecosystems, dispersing seeds and creating habitats for insects and amphibians.
Wow… I hate when this happens… but perhaps the E-train was smeared with the Jelly? Last month, Gothamist reported on an unnervingly smooth campaign of terror in which someone had been spreading peanut butter on subway poles on the A train. There have been a few weeks of silence since then, but it seems that
Like most New Yorkers, I enjoy that other New Yorkers exist… but I prefer not to force chatter upon them, particularly not of the small talk variety. I respect my fellow New Yorkers’ space, and they respect mine. Usually. It’s a fragile system, this one of respectfully ignoring each other, but it is one that
For many years – I honestly can’t recall how many – I have stated a personal goal of being a teacher. I did not hold back in any conversation using either the old preface “If I were to win the lottery, I would…” or “My actual career goal is to…” and the rejoinder was “…be
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