Personal Projects

“Train People” Screening 4/18 In NYC & London On 4/29

I'm excited to share a couple of updates on the film front. My short film "Train People" was officially selected by the New York Short Film Tuesdays festival and will be screened on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Williamsburg. Location: Cheers Thai Terrace, 568 Metropolitan...

A Conversation With Nonagenarian Milton Fechter

Milton Fechter is a nonagenarian—he's 95-and-a-half years old—he’ll turn 96 in September. I met Milton in a roundabout way through a friend of a friend and he happens to live in the same co-op building as I do on the Lower East Side of New York City. In late January...

Amtrak Writer-in-Residence

In July of 2016, I was selected for the Amtrak Writer-in-Residence program. Follow along with me on my adventure writing-the-rails and riding-the-rails, discovering America, meeting new people, and collecting stories along the way! You can also follow me on Twitter,...

Freedom and Feeling Light

Yesterday, I was in my early morning yoga class and we were outside on the beautiful terrace. Each pose, looking up at the blue sky and fluffy white clouds. Even in extended poses that were rather exhausting, I found a sense of freedom and well-being. In triangle...

Seward Park Conservancy Site Copy

As the oldest municipal playground in the U.S., Seward Park, founded in 1903, has a rich history steeped in the late 19th-century immigrant neighborhood of New York City’s Lower East Side. While the Park didn’t officially open until October 17, 1903, its precursor was...

For All the Early Risers

I've been reading a lot about people who wake up early and how "success", however it is defined, is often correlated with rising early. So in that spirit, I'm sharing a poem by the great poet Mary Oliver. My yoga teacher shared the poem with us at the end of class...