Baby Owls in Central Park

After an hour of walking through North Central Park, craning my neck upward to search in the trees; and after the group leader lent me his binoculars, I finally saw two baby screech owls perched high up in the trees above our heads. Just as Bob, the bird watch leader, … Continue reading

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What Should I Look for in a Diaper Bag?

I was walking down the hill in front of Brooklyn Hospital on my way to work yesterday morning, taking in the traffic and the bustle of the late-morning commuters. If there were so many people rushing to work at 9 a.m. on a Thursday in Fort Greene, what must Midtown … Continue reading

Plastic Bags

“If it’s possible, I’d like to just put these things inside my bag and save the plastic.” I said this to the clerk at the Atlantic-Pacific Target. I had heard that this was the single most profitable Target in America. I had been in the store a half-dozen times since … Continue reading

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