Motionless, the water sparkles in dappled patterns where the sun strikes the surface. Ever so slowly, it begins to shift and separate. I watch, riveted to the screen. The music swells and a massive black head breaks through the spray. First, a giant ear, a web of shallow […]
I’m off on a new adventure! Honestly, I wasn’t sure it was going to pan out, it was touch and go there for awhile. But my itinerary finally arrived last week, my tickets two days later and I started to relax. It was really going to happen. The […]
I never thought I’d be fascinated by anything that spent its day in poop, but I am. I’m talking about the dung beetle, a very industrious insect with a Sci-fi exoskeleton that’s an integral part of nature’s waste disposal management team. There’s a variety of dung beetles: some […]
It’s an August weekend and I’m in Washington Square Park. I rarely come here and I’m not exactly sure why. I tell myself that it’s a pain in the butt to get from the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where I live, to this part of Greenwich Village, […]
An intensely beautiful portrait of a Ugandan woman by photographer Olivia Arthur.
It was the crack of dawn on a Saturday and we were parked along Boyes Drive, a windy mountain road overlooking the ocean. As the sun rose, the water turned slowly from black to dark blue and streaks of silver appeared where the morning light touched the waves. […]
For most New Yorkers, Times Square is avoided at all costs. It’s loud, chaotic, packed to the gills, and between the lights and the billboards, nearly seizure inducing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a hater. I think that’s true for anyone living in a city with a […]