ME: Wow—Hacksaw Ridge and now Silence—Andrew Garfield is my spiritual director. MY SPOUSE: “With great power comes great responsibility.” That’s a joke. Andrew Garfield is not my spiritual director. Though if you’re reading this, Mr. Garfield, you’re awesome. Love the eyebrows. But seriously: following an interestingly mixed career that swung (sorry) from The Social Network … Continue reading Andrew Garfield Is My Spiritual Director
...because no government is going to do it for you. Atmospheric carbon stands at 400 ppm, and all I can stand to think about is World War II. Four hundred parts per million of carbon in the atmosphere means we're screwed. California is already drying up. Thousands of refugees are driven from their homes due … Continue reading Ration Yourself
In respectful memory of Cynthia Lennon (September 10, 1939-April 1, 2015) I was skimming the New York Times on December 8, 2010 when I fell in love. On that Wednesday, the Times included a short meditation by Yoko Ono, mostly about an inane late-night dispute with her husband. It stuck in her mind, presumably, because not long … Continue reading A Cup of Tea with Julia, Cynthia, and Yoko
My high school required students to attend cheering sessions ("pep rallies") for the football team. The only redeeming quality of a pep rally was the school's excellent marching band. Accidentally they educated me in one of the great pillars of rhythm & blues: Chris Kenner's 'Land of 1,000 Dances.' The marching-band version (like this one) … Continue reading Land of a Thousand Versions
Looking for a good read on the blues, folk, rock - ? Have a few recommendations (or un-recommendations) based on the holdings of The New York Society Library.