A while back when I met an age milestone, I made a book of 50 things life had taught me so far. And I think I gave it to my Mom? After another milestone, I am now revisiting these and am set to create a […]
These are a few of my favorite things.
I am enchanted by chubby male cardinals in the winter. I can photo-stalk them for hours. Though my camera insists on trying to focus on the falling snowflakes, I got a few good shots.
The Tennessee Border Show 12-2 p.m. on WKCR 89.9 fm, right after the Moonshine Show, is my favorite radio show. Named after Hank Williams’ darling song of the same name, the show “focuses on the masters of country music from the latter-half of the twentieth […]
I 💗 Sloths: My Sloth Sleepover at Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center and the Sloth Captive Husbandry Research Center
I spent 12 hours in a sloth habitat in Oregon and learned so much about these fascinating animals. The habitat is part of Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center. They take in sloths who have lost their habitat due to logging or who have been orphaned. Below are […]
When I picked up my rental car in Charleston and started on Highway 17 south to start my trip, I saw these sunflowers–a bright smear of yellow. Happy faces peeking from a lush sea of green. I love sunflowers. There would be hardly much more […]
There are not many things as beautiful as an orchid. So the New York Botanical Garden‘s orchid show (Orchidelirium), which exhibits thousands diverse orchids, is a heavenly way to spend the afternoon. The magnolias are blooming. And an azalea bush that beat the others to bloom.
I can spend hours in an Asian grocer, especially a gigantic supermarket like V & T in Hempstead. The packaging of the goods is a draw enough! But they are often very veg-friendly, albeit preservative and sodium-laden. Though Hempstead is a bit of a veg-void (except […]
I never really spent much time in San Francisco. As a reporter of vegan food all about this great country, why wouldn’t I have spent more time in the very veg-friendly Bay Area? It just didn’t sit right with me. No need to fret. The […]
I got this *huge* organic loose beet at Fairway this morning. It’s about as big as a coconut. Maybe bigger. Check the quarter for scale. This is an eBay trick that does not do the enormousness of the beet justice. I’ll use my head for […]
I wrote this ode in August of 2009. I’m “reprinting” it today as I am struck by the realization that I’ve grown to need Radiolab… for support, for inspiration, for a connection–in a world where the homogenized, trite and shrill voice of mainstream culture succeeds […]
You’ll likely think me a total dullard when I confess that one of the most pleasurable moments of my week is Saturday morning: biting into a twice-toasted everything whole wheat bagel from Freeport, Long Island’s Bagel Dock smeared with Earth Balance and Bonne Maman four […]
I ♥ kao nio ma muang Long Tan, Park Slope, Brooklyn Siam Lotus, Bay Shore, Long Island Lily Thai, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Nine D, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
The clouds and the sky, uninterrupted here, are quite distracting while driving. Plumes of crisp, starchy whites, grey veils and every shade (or absence of shade) in between transformed the space above the horizon to a mesmerizing and dizzying focal point. Entering the Rockies from […]
Ever since I got my first Le Click camera as a lil’ bambino I have loved taking pictures. I have albums documenting my life, its inhabitants and biomes, since elementary school. I have several theories about why that I’m sure you’ll find cogent had I […]
Happiness is a day on da bike. After a hearty breakfast of my bona fide best vegan pancakes in the world, my bike bud and I hopped from Kings to Queens, a grossly under-represented borough in my New York City repertoire. Bike bud, having acquired […]
In my elementary, middle and high school education I excelled more in the language arts and humanities. I wrote my way out of atrocious grades, learning early that one writing assignment could compensate for a term’s worth of lacklusterness. As a tight-lipped introverted wallflower extraordinaire […]
Steve Heller’s Auto Art, Route 28, Boiceville, NY Kelder’s Farm/World’s Largest Garden Gnome, Route 209, Kerhonkson, NY Thrift stores/Swap meets/flea markets/antique shops, Napanoch, NY