Sometimes, the best part about living in New York is getting the heck out of town. After an extremely busy few weeks, Kirk and I promised to take a full day off together and make our way out of the five boroughs. I feel endlessly fortunate that that day came on one of the nicest of fall and, to boot, in the climaxing days of leaf change. As we made our way up the river roads to Storm King, we wondered how anything- even a 500-acre open air museum littered with world famous sculptures- could compare in beauty to the fireworks rainbow happening across the tree-covered hills of Hudson Valley. As it turns out, no competition was necessary. As we hiked the hills of the site, light bent ever more
If you or someone you have known is a human being or has used a human being brain to live on planet earth, you may be interested in the book I'm currently reading. If you are curious about how the unconscious decides much more of our lives than we may recognize, you may be interested in this book. If you are wondering how in the world people are still debating where they stand in this election, this book might shed a light on the brains in question. Written by op-ed New York Times contributor David Brooks, The Social Animal presents the information of thousands of social and psychological studies as a specific narrative about two imaginary characters (Harold and Erica), using them to teach u
This week has been one of unanswered questions and trying to find peace in a time thatfeels like all of the balls are up in the air. While I wait for them to fall back to earth, I had a day off. Perhaps looking for answers, perhaps looking for something I don't yet know, I did what I have always done in times of uncertainty: Took a hike. This was an urban hike, through parts of Brooklyn that aren't often seen by foot. Come along for a visual tour of the back end of my favorite borough.