The Mom Went Down to Callicoon

  Oh my life. I was walking back to my car following a despondent evening spent listening to people drunkenly defend Confederate statues in a Trump-loving county when I thought I heard the accompaniment to Mr. Cellophane coming from a bar. Was it just my pummeled psyche trying to force an emotional reset to normal? No.… Continue reading The Mom Went Down to Callicoon

Hunger – Three Times a Day

The Truth About Food & Eating - Part 2 What evolutionary advantage resulted in our body’s requirement of nutritional consumption several times a day? It seems to me our cave-dwelling ancestors would’ve been safer had they only needed to leave shelter once a day to eat. Yet the fittest survivors passed along hunger cues for… Continue reading Hunger – Three Times a Day

The Truth About Food & Eating – Part I

Telling the truth about food and eating is embarrassing. It’s personal. As though I’m about to talk about masturbation and not in an objective third-person way. It’s something we all do but who really wants to discuss it with anyone other than maybe a lover or best friend? And let’s be honest, it’s completely self-involved.… Continue reading The Truth About Food & Eating – Part I

Follow Up – Walking While Female

My post from a few weeks ago, Walking While Female, has generated quite a bit of feedback. I will address a few points soon but wanted to link an article I saw recently on NPR regarding this issue specific to the middle east. Looks like I'm not alone in trying to get my head around… Continue reading Follow Up – Walking While Female

Renewable Sustainable Energy – as American as Railroads and Highways

The extreme opposition to sustainable energy development is baffling on many levels. But let's take a look at one frequent argument. It’s too expensive. It’ll hurt American businesses and cost American jobs. Let's go back in time and consider the development and use of locomotive steam engines. In the early nineteenth century, widespread expansion of the railroad… Continue reading Renewable Sustainable Energy – as American as Railroads and Highways

Passion, Obsession, the Apocalypse, and Me

I was asked this week if I had any passions or obsessions. That made me think about people who have real passions, passions that lead them to become standouts in their very narrow fields. Like David Rees who's perfected pencil sharpening and written a book about it, or pretty much any historian ever. I envy those people so much.… Continue reading Passion, Obsession, the Apocalypse, and Me

ECFS Students Wow Fashion Show with Dresses Made from Planned Parenthood Stickers

So proud of these young women from my children's school. They give me hope. "Don't eff with us. Don't eff without us." Posted on May 25, 2017, at 3:18 p.m. written by Jina Moore BuzzFeed News Reporter Every year, students at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx have a fashion show of handmade designs… Continue reading ECFS Students Wow Fashion Show with Dresses Made from Planned Parenthood Stickers

Walking While Female

When I moved to New York some years ago, young, fit, and with limited funds, I walked everywhere. In all but the coldest weather (when I'd be cloaked) I couldn’t get from one block to the next without hearing remarks being made at or about me. Having relocated from a car culture, that was my first experience… Continue reading Walking While Female