And a Happy New Year…

While my dear Marie was waking half a world away to the sounds of birds chirping in a beautiful garden finally re-adopted by Cape Dwarf Chameleons, I made a split second decision to finish the year the popular way and ran out the door with my camera to go see the Prospect Park New Year’s…

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A Desk with a View

There are great advantages and even greater threats to working in a building a few blocks away from where the Twins crumbled, but once I am past the barricades and the explosive-sniffing dogs, I rise up to my 34th floor, brew an espresso or two and once in a while, when workload allows, take a…

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Wall Street, the Unlikely Neighborhood

After seeing the movie Wall Street many years ago, I firmly associated that name with large avenues covered by a never-ending human tide, thousands of pedestrians clogging each intersection, a desperate struggle for space, success, a crazy lifestyle involving more work than sleep and play together, the quest for profitability turned cash cow, and and a lust for inside fame.…

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