A Photo Walk Through Union Square Park

Had an unplanned evening in NYC tonight and decided to spend some time observing rather than seeking. Union Square Park is one of those places that attracts "all kinds " and it was a nice return to my anthropological roots to be content with observation and simply capturing the beauty of "hanging out". Here are … Continue reading A Photo Walk Through Union Square Park

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Some Context for Restoring Faith In Humanity: A Little Bit of Kindness Can Make a Huge Impact

I thought this one was worth the share. It made me tear up, anyway. I think too often we look at people as "us" versus "them". It's basic Sociology: Conflict Theory. It states that in order for society to function in an orderly fashion, we need to have a common enemy. A bit misguided perhaps … Continue reading Some Context for Restoring Faith In Humanity: A Little Bit of Kindness Can Make a Huge Impact

Igniting A Cultural Conversation On Race: Putting The Trayvon Martin Tragedy In Context Relating To The Dehumanization of Young Black Males in America

Last Saturday night I was out at a bar enjoying a momentary respite from my family reunion weekend when the news of the Zimmerman verdict came on the overhead TV. At the moment I remember thinking: "I'm really shocked - but then again, I suppose I shouldn't be". And I remember a sinking feeling in … Continue reading Igniting A Cultural Conversation On Race: Putting The Trayvon Martin Tragedy In Context Relating To The Dehumanization of Young Black Males in America

First World Problems: Part Deux

A couple of months ago I posted a blog about lamenting our "first world problems" and was reminded of it when I found myself in the midst of a bitch-fest at a dear friend's company's happy hour to welcome his new French intern. We both looked up mid-complaint at one point, simultaneously realizing our ridiculousness. … Continue reading First World Problems: Part Deux

Mikes Got The Nuts: Another Observation of Bar Poker Culture

I like to play Texas Hold 'Em about once a week or so depending on whether I am traveling or how busy work is keeping me. There are several bar games in my neighborhood - just about every night of the week, actually. Different local sports bars will host or have a promoter host free … Continue reading Mikes Got The Nuts: Another Observation of Bar Poker Culture