Browsing All posts tagged under »ecology«

G.O. New York City

February 17, 2012


G.O. NYC  (Get Outdoors NYC) You sell your car and move to a big city, and after a few months, you end up feeling a little bit… trapped? Trapped maybe isn’t the perfect word, but even 19,000 restaurants and the most culturally bustling city in America can’t provide everything that the heart and mind need. […]

School Gardens, or, How to Teach the Next Generation to Save Themselves

February 2, 2012


Obesity affects upwards of 40% of the American population. Almost 70% of us are  considered to be overweight. 70%! If you live in the city, the next time you are on the subway, choose ten people, and glance (because staring is rude), and see if this stat holds true. You’ll see lots of double chins […]

Biodiversity, or, The Last Supper

October 23, 2011


On the eve of the last day, they held their glasses high to the sun and all poured a drop of liquid to the red earth. Tears puddled around noses and toes while the last hypercolor sunset slipped into the Pacific, slipped behind the land, into the water, into the dark side of space. Tonight […]

Dreaming of Snakes

October 15, 2011


Last night I worked as a snake handler. I used a broadsword to prod and lift a viper up into the air to show to paying customers the girth and color of its body. The snake and I worked in unison, if I thought something, it would respond. If it felt discomfort or lack of […]

A Few Live Seasons

October 1, 2011


Today, October 1, 2011. A new challenge put forth. As a meager and slightly shy writer, I’ve told no one except for myself, so if I fail, I am only failing myself – if I am consistent, I will sound my barbaric YAWP. My challenge is simple enough, and one that I am feeling is needed […]

Goodnight, Irene

August 29, 2011


Yesterday around noon Zuly and I went for a run. It was windy, the sky was gray, the hatches were battened, and most of the New Yorkers who had means to get out, had evacuated. Those us off without cars, or with animals too heavy to transport in carriers onto public transportation, got to stick […]

A Robin Red Breast in a Cage

June 30, 2011


Puts all heaven in a rage. ~ William Blake, Augeries of Innocence It’s been a good day let’s say. Morning, woke, ate an avocado and a slice of peanut butter  on toast.  Read the morning paper, learned about local politicians stealing money from public schools. A suspected killer on trial for murdering eleven woman and […]