London’s Little Venice: More Cheerio Than Ciao

November 2, 2018

London's Little Venice cruise on the canal.

It was an unseasonably warm autumn day as I strolled along the water’s edge shaded by a canopy of trees. I took my place in line (or “queued up” as the Brits say) to board the 55 minute London Waterbus Read More...

Pistils Not Pistols: Milwaukee Youth Choose Gardens Over Guns

September 29, 2018

Gideon Verdin-Williams, one of the founders of Guns Down Miltown, had just attended the vigil for Jakari Wright whose father had shot and killed him following a disagreement about cleaning his room.

“I’ve been affected by gun violence directly and … Read More...

How HOA Members Can Be Good Neighbors

September 5, 2018

How_HOA_members_can_be_good_neighbors Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton.

HOAs (Home Owners Associations) exist to promote cooperation, safe neighborhoods and a stable environment for those who live within their boundaries. Rules and regulations are often necessary to ensure that neighbors treat one another with respect Read More...

New Orleans: Spanish Moss, Swamps, and Great Sax

July 24, 2018

Crossing the intersection at Magazine and Napoleon Streets, I passed through a cloud of thousands of tiny soap bubbles floating across four lanes of the street from one side to the other. Then, as I turned the next corner, I Read More...

Flower Messenger Bikes: Azuma Makoto’s Performance Art in Streets of São Paulo

July 18, 2018

Avant-garde botanical artist Azuma Makoto’s works are narratives about the ephemeral nature of life; fleeting moments to be experienced with passion before they disappear. 

In his past works, Makoto has frozen vibrantly hued botanicals in large blocks of ice, created Read More...

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