Disengagement

7:12pm Saturday night, walking to my dinner reservation at 7:15, restaurant is a fifteen-minute walk: Thoughts running through my head as I power-walk...

Relieving Yourself

A couple weeks ago, I saw a man suffering from homelessness standing against a building. I was standing nearby, looking at Google maps trying to figur...

Man with Bike

Sunday, 3pm. I’m squeezed between two people, among a group of crushed together people on the 6. The train was so crowded that after one stop an old...

The Foot.

I smelled it first. A decaying, infected, atrocious smell that keep wafting toward my side of the train. I was talking to my friend about his adjustme...

The Quiet

The Subway trains here are atrociously loud. In fact, they’re basically as loud as a jet taking off. Don’t believe me? Read this Guardian article ...

On Being an Artist

Two weekends ago, on my Birthday, I went shopping in a random store and walked in on Corey Pane painting shoes. He was asked by the store to paint Tom...

Reflections on Japan 

Japan taught me about privilege, western influence, taking risks, being confident, sad parts of our history, investing in people and in a place, takin...