Monthly Archives: October 2014

NOT WHAT YOU THINK–Being Yourself Isn’t as Easy as You Always Assumed

Dear Friends, Adversaries, Acquaintances, and Strangers:                                              (I believe that takes in everyone.)   This is a journey in search of identity, which sometimes isn’t what we think.   We begin in New York […]

The 5 Boroughs of Brooklyn and the Need for Respectful Copyediting

We know that books are under-edited. Expensive volumes will be full of careless typos and misinformation. Sometimes you need to re-read a mystifying passage several times before you realize it isn’t a conceptual subtlety you are too dense to grasp, but something that should have been spelled right, worded properly, or fact-checked. I thought of […]

OLD JUNK – Short Film

That’s me in the lead role. A charming short film.    


Late in her life, my mother was telling us about someone who had recently moved into her apartment building. My mother had known the woman from childhood, when they both lived in a crowded immigrant neighborhood. Later the residents dispersed throughout the region around Boston, but many were converging now in a senior citizens’ development. […]

NY Minute

This could be a Family of Man for our time.This had a long run at the new Fulton Transit Center on Bway in NYC. It won a gold medal at Las Vegas in a competition that I have no information about. A gifted artist showed super-slow-motion videos, showing 50 (or 60) typical New Yorkers. I’m one of […]

The Lumineers’ “SUBMARINES”

That’s me, rotoscoped. In one year, 1.5 million Youtube views:    


Music video by the Wolvves (I’m not sure how they are related to the 1-V species.).   Amazing visuals, but warning: turn down your volume. I appear briefly at :37, watching alien visitors.