Why I’m opposed to vaccines for infants

As you have probably heard, there has been an outbreak of the measles at Disneyland in California. Cue the anger of the vaccine proponents – everyone from Melinda Gates to Dan Diamond, a contributing writer at Forbes, who wants to sue parents of unvaccinated kids. Of course there are also voices of reason, thankfully even from some MD’s, like Cardiologist Jack Wolfson ....more

Why I’m so glad “Boyhood” won the Golden Globe

HUGE upset at the Golden Globe Awards tonight, as the relatively small indie film “Boyhood”, written and directed by Richard Linklater and starring, among others, Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, won Best Motion Picture. ...more

Catching the moment

For Christmas I got the National Geographic Masters of Photography Course. ...more

Being social, in my ideal world

Years ago, my friend Anna and I fantasized about starting a modern day literary salon. ...more

Christmas in New York

The Christmas season in New York is nothing if not spectacular. ...more

The season begins

Here in NYC, although stores start putting up Christmas decorations right after Halloween, the real sign that Christmas is near is the arrival of the “tree people” as we so affectionately call them. All over the city, the wooden frames that will hold the trees start going up the weekend before Thanksgiving, followed soon thereafter by the people who sell the trees. ...more

On the street in snow

This was a day of all weather. ...more

Classic East Village

20 years ago Joshua and I lived in the East Village, a few blocks from where today’s photo was taken. ...more

Before and after

Recently I’ve been learning how to use Photoshop again, after years of working only in iPhoto to make basic adjustments. ...more

Ducks on display

I don’t know why ducks are so much fun to photograph. ...more