Rereading it, I think this title may have been misleading. If you're looking for a park in which thousands of infants are crawling around from end to end, like a dog park for tiny humans, then you may have come to the wrong place. The park is Crescent Park and, compared to other green spaces… Continue reading A Baby Park Gets Its First Statue
I'm still working on this housing article for The Gambit, and they've given me 2,000 words, which is the most I've ever gotten for a paid gig! The topic is so interesting -- and I'm learning so much -- that even 2,000 words isn't enough space. Good thing I have a blog to share some… Continue reading Look Closely: Do You See a Beautiful Park or An Absence of Affordable Housing?
Happy Thursday! I'm going to be writing more about this in tomorrow's post, but I'll be referencing an essay I just re-read, and I figured I'd share it here today. I have a hunch this won't be super popular, and there's so much grey area, I'm having a hard time articulating what I think. But… Continue reading I Think -vs- I Know
Each week, one of my posts will be an excerpt from the draft of the book I'm working on about my hike on the Appalachian Trail. Like, last week's, this excerpt is most likely going to be placed in Chapter 1 which, as it stands now, will be a series of vignettes that -- all… Continue reading Book Excerpt: The Difference Between Dangerous and Scary
Sorry -- couldn't resist the Game of Thrones joke in the title. I've been listening to a 67-episode podcast series (one for each episode of the HBO show), and it's taking up way too much of my brain space. But, if you like the series and are excited for the upcoming final season (less than… Continue reading I Need Your Help in the Wars to Come…I mean in the Week Ahead.
Well, it only took me 10 months, but I've finally done it. This is the first week I've managed to pop out a blog post in five consecutive days. Wooooo!! It's a tough balance, because blog posts don't directly bring in any money. I guess I should look into ways to monetize it through ads,… Continue reading 5 Days in a Row!
Each week, I'll try to share one short excerpt from the book I'm working on. Because, even though I'm working other stuff (for, both, work and pleasure), writing this book -- and hopefully others -- is the reason I decided to become a writer. Obviously everything can change in the months (many months) it will… Continue reading Book Excerpt: I tell my Mom I’m Going to Hike the Appalachian Trail
I like Halloween. Mostly because I like going to parties with friends. Whether it be parades through Greenwich Village, or a karaoke bash at Finn McCool's, there's always a few events each Halloween at which I know I'll get a big night out with buddies. But I don't really feel the same way about the… Continue reading The Halloween I Almost Got The Shit Kicked Out of Me (and other spooky tales)
The ending began with Pasta Bolognese. The beginning began with a wedding. I had one in the Summer of 2015. Newly single, I wanted a "colorful look" for the reception. I walked into H&M and spotted you across the room. You were perfect to me. A woman told me years earlier that blue shirts go… Continue reading I’ll Never Love Another
I went with three friends to see Aziz Ansari at Mahalia Jackson Theater on Friday night. A couple of quick things you should know about how I feel about Aziz before we get to the show: Master of None is probably my favorite television show. Certainly a Top 3. And it is the show that… Continue reading Aziz Ansari and Swastika Pepperoni