Seen from 9th Ave.

"Do you remember the angriest you’ve ever been?"
"The day I finally got my mom to stop hitting me."

"Everyone thinks I’m anti-social just because I want to stay sober."

His owner told me that according to a Native American myth, dogs with different colored eyes can see both heaven and earth.

"I’m proud of how much he’s growing, and I’m just doing my best to explain it all. Recently we’ve been learning that people don’t always do what they say they’re going to do."

"Two pigeons had sex on my shoulder yesterday!"

"I just need to figure out what’s enough."
"How do you do that?"
"Not sure. That’s why I’m in therapy."

"I teach fourth grade in Harlem."
"What’s your greatest struggle as a teacher?"
"I worry a lot about the kids."
"Why’s that?"
"Not all the kids. Just the ones that aren’t on the ‘college track.’ Many of them just don’t have a culture of expectation at home, and it’s hard work to lift yourself out of an underprivileged situation. I actually just finished going to a trombone recital for a former student of mine. I used to coach him in hockey on weekends. He’d practice with me from 4 AM to 6 AM. Then he’d go practice trombone from 8 to 10. He did all this just so he could get into a good high school. That’s what it takes, really. Hard to do without a culture of expectation."

Seen at Lincoln Center

Seen in Washington Square Park.

"I’m happier than a pig in shit."

"Basketball got me out of trouble, and in trouble."
"How do you mean?"
"It kept me off the streets, but it also kept me from focusing on school."

This was so funny. I was walking home last night, when I noticed someone waving at me from the window of a cab. The cab was stopped at a red light, so I walked up to the window to say ‘hello.’ It was a mother and daughter.
"I just wanted to say ‘hi,’ said the daughter, timidly. I reached in and shook her hand. Meanwhile, the mother was frantically pulling cash out of her purse and handing it to the driver.
"She’s shy!" said the mother. "But I’m not! My daughter loves your website, and we’re getting out of this cab right now so we can talk to you!"

"For the longest time, I was so focused on being deaf in my left ear, that I almost forgot my other ear was perfectly fine."

"What’s your greatest fear?"
"Dying before I’ve gotten out of The Matrix."

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