Milkweed and The Great Migration

Milkweed and The Great Migration

The Monarch Butterfly; Genus: Danaus, Species: plexippus The Monarch butterfly is perhaps one of our most beloved native species. Brightly colored with orange and black wings, white spots and a black and white spotted body this iconic butterfly is easily recognizable. … Continue reading

Graffiti Walls

Graffiti Walls

Graffiti may no longer decorate the streets and underground tunnels of New York City as it did in past decades, but it is not dead. The art form has traveled upstate, where it is very much alive and well inside a courtyard … Continue reading

How to Decide?

How to Decide?

Many years ago, I began writing a book about herbs, The Herbalist in the Kitchen and one of my first tasks was to define them, to distinguish between herbs and spices. That turned out to be difficult, as culinary differences tend to … Continue reading

Howard Johnson’s Hornspiration:  There’s Always Room for Something New

Howard Johnson’s Hornspiration: There’s Always Room for Something New

Howard Johnson is a foremost tuba, baritone sax and cornet player who has recorded and toured with an all-​​​​star roster of musicians for more than half a century. He got his first break from Charlie Mingus, was mentored by Gil Evans, became … Continue reading

Roquefort Dressing

Roquefort Dressing

Roquefort cheese has been made in the caves of Combalou, Roquefort-​​​​sur-​​​​Soulzon, at least since Gaul was occupied by the Romans — Pliny the Elder spoke highly of it, and – while he liked his food —he was not the sort who normally gushed gourmet … Continue reading

The Art <span class="amp">&</span> Practice of Botanical Drawing

The Art & Practice of Botanical Drawing

I first met Wendy Hollender in 2010 in her studio at Hollengold Farm in Accord NY. Roll Magazine was doing an article on her and I accompanied our photographer on the photo shoot. Now —six years later — looking back to the moment … Continue reading

Financial Freedom Equals De-​​​​Cluttering

Financial Freedom Equals De-​​​​Cluttering

With the New Year upon us, you’ve probably made — or thought about making — some resolutions. “Getting organized” is a common goal, but you may not have considered it in terms of your financial life. Though it’s often overlooked, getting your financial documents in … Continue reading

<span class="caps">FREE</span> <span class="caps">WILL</span> <span class="caps">ASTROLOGY</span> April

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY April

ARIES (March 21-​​​​April 19): According to my astrological analysis, you would benefit profoundly from taking a ride in a jet fighter plane 70,000 feet above the earth. In fact, I think you really need to experience weightlessness as you soar faster than the … Continue reading