Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
|The New York City Minute Photo of the Year: The Marathon of Dan Cnossen|
Navy Seal Lt. Dan Cnossen stepped on an IED in Afghanistan on September 8, 2009 and lost both of his legs. On November 6, 2011 Dan Cnossen crossed the finish line of the New York City Marathon in 2:38:00. There were more than 40,000 stories in the New York City Marathon. Dan Cnossen's was one of the most inspiring.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Kindle the taper like the steadfast star
Ablaze on evening's forehead o'er the earth,
And add each night a lustre till afar
An eightfold splendor shine above thy hearth.
Clash, Israel, the cymbals, touch the lyre,
Blow the brass trumpet and the harsh-tongued horn;
Chant psalms of victory till the heart takes fire,
The Maccabean spirit leap new-born.
From Charles Baudelaire to Dylan Thomas most poets are associated with their favorite libation. Emily Dickinson is associated with her favorite kitchen treats. One of America's most celebrated poets wielded a rolling pin as well as a pen. Her recipe for Indian bread (bannock) won second prize at the Amherst, Massachusetts Annual Cattle Show in 1856.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
|(Or How New York Invented Christmas)|
New York lays claim to most everything and Christmas is no exception. From Santa Claus himself to eight tiny reindeer you wouldn't be noggin' if not for New York.
Christmas is so hip that St. Nick himself is from Chelsea. Clement Clarke Moore's Manhattan spread was named Chelsea and he developed the neighborhood that later became the hipster haven Chelsea. Where else would you expect to find characters named Dasher, Prancer, Donner, Blitzen, Comet and Cupid?
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The Pope on Christmas Day
Sits in Saint Peter's chair;
But the peoples murmur and say,
"Our souls are sick and forlorn,
And who will show us where
Is the stable where Christ was born?"
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
I’m an acupuncturist, and while I actually enjoy my job, if I had to choose between treating patients and going surfing (and making a living wasn’t an issue), surfing would win every time.
I guess what I’m getting at is I’ve never been an acupuncturist that is a “champion for the cause.” I don’t go to health fares or make presentations about how great Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is. I also don’t intend this blog to be a forum entirely about it either (but I will draw from my experience).
Monday, December 12, 2011
Oh Virgen Inmaculada,
Madre del verdadero
Dios y Madre de la Iglesia!
Tú, que desde este lugar manifiestas
tu clemencia y tu compasión
a todos los que solicitan tu amparo;
escucha la oración
que con filial confianza te dirigimos
y preséntala ante tu Hijo Jesús,
único Redentor nuestro.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Old Santeclaus with much delight
His reindeer drives this frosty night,
O'er chimney tops, and tracks of snow,
To bring his yearly gifts to you.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
John and Yoko at Niagara Falls
where we once swapped spit
John and Yoko at Niagara Falls
when we were still in cribs