I recently wrote about 10 Cities/10 Years for Newsweek's "My Turn" feature, which is a place where people can talk about their unique life experiences. It was an honor to write for the feature and I'm very happy how the article came out.
Thoughts on a folder full of novel fragments and abandoned pieces of writing.
The full story can be read at The Millennial Source. The Superdome and the Super Bowl I lived in New Orleans for a year, from 2012 to 2013, arriving in the city on September 1, 2012, four days after Hurricane Isaac. That Category 1 storm briefly passed over New Orleans, almost seven years to the … Continue reading EXCERPT: 15 Years after Katrina: Understanding the storm’s lasting impact on New Orleans
Today marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Kerouac's most famous literary work.
I've lived in Brooklyn, worked in Manhattan, rarely been to Queens, coasted through the Bronx, and touched my toes on Staten Island. I've had one experience of the city, and it is hardly representative. But it is still authentic.
If you’ll indulge me, I’m going to take another look back at my project, this time through song.
In my lowest times, I've always turned to music. It lifts me up, consoles me, gives me perspective, and it often articulates my emotions better than I can.
On at least one occasion, it has literally saved my life.
Epilogue: For the first time in my adult life, I didn’t have a goal. I wanted a lasting relationship, a reason to stay, a purpose for a life in Brooklyn.