These are a few of my favorite things.

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: <b>The Tennessee Border Show<b>

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: The Tennessee Border Show

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 […]

<b>I 💗 Sloths: My Sloth Sleepover</b> at Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center and the Sloth Captive Husbandry Research Center

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 […]

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: <b>Sunflowers</b>

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Sunflowers

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 […]

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: <b>Orchids</b>

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Orchids

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.

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: <b>Asian Grocery Stores</b>

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Asian Grocery Stores

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 […]

Heading For the ‘Frisco Bay / These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: <b>Bison</b>

Heading For the ‘Frisco Bay / These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Bison

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 […]

These are a few of my favorite things: <b>The Swing Ride</b>

These are a few of my favorite things: The Swing Ride

Two things I love taking pictures of: 1) food. 2) amusement park rides. [These are a few if my favorite things: Swing Ride]

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: <b>Beets</b>

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Beets

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 […]

*Reprint* I ♡ Radiolab

*Reprint* I ♡ Radiolab

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 […]

These are a few of my favorite things: <b>Everything Bagels from Bagel Dock</b>

These are a few of my favorite things: Everything Bagels from Bagel Dock

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 […]

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: <b>Sharing Mango & Sticky Rice</b>

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Sharing Mango & Sticky Rice

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

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: <b>T&L Storms</b>

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: T&L Storms

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 […]

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things: Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite kind of cookie… and it does my head and heart well that thee best I’ve ever had was my very own. They are one of my favorite things.

These are a few of my favorite things: <b>Pancakes</b>

These are a few of my favorite things: Pancakes

What can I say? I am all about a morning batch of pancakes. As long as I can remember I have had it bad for flapjacks. From when my mom used to mix up the boxed kind when I was a peon, to my taking […]

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things: <b>Taking Pictures</b>

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things: Taking Pictures

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 […]

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things: <b>Day-long Bike Rides</b>

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things: Day-long Bike Rides

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 […]

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things: <b>The Radiolab Podcast</b>

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things: The Radiolab Podcast

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 […]

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things: <b>Roadside Attractions</b>

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things: Roadside Attractions

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

I’ve Been Thinking of: <b>Male Zealots</b>

I’ve Been Thinking of: Male Zealots

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like […]