Interests: Current events, yoga, economics, food, travel, and all things cute.



Install Theme
Our system of elite education manufactures young people who are smart and talented and driven, yes, but also anxious, timid, and lost, with little intellectual curiosity and a stunted sense of purpose: trapped in a bubble of privilege, heading meekly in the same direction, great at what they’re doing but with no idea why they’re doing it.
A poem can examine the vulnerability at the core of human experience in any fashion. There are myriad ways of speaking to what it feels like to be alive in the world. No one reader will like them all. But there might be more readers willing to take a stab if more poets were brave or generous enough to risk failing at something that matters.

kacy catanzaro KILLING IT on the ninja warrior course

The thing about death is that it is not nearly so final or absolute as those in mourning may wish. The sheer momentum of our being has its own trajectory that animates the dead and taunts — or comforts — the living.

aerial silks on america’s got talent! awesome.

portrait of me at work

portrait of me at work


More than a decade after three Egyptian men switched from selling hot dogs from their Midtown cart to serving halal food to Muslim cabdrivers, the Halal Guys are about to become a fast-food chain. 

The Halal Guys: Cashing In on Street Cred - NYTimes.com
please take all my money

More than a decade after three Egyptian men switched from selling hot dogs from their Midtown cart to serving halal food to Muslim cabdrivers, the Halal Guys are about to become a fast-food chain. 

The Halal Guys: Cashing In on Street Cred - NYTimes.com

please take all my money


The lamb emerges succulent and fragrant, completely cooked and falling-off-the-bone tender. Traditionally it is eaten piping hot, torn straight from the bones with your fingers. You may wish to carve off large chunks and give them a rough chop.

Lamb, Slow-Roasted the Moroccan Way, Without the Barbecue Spit - NYTimes.com

The lamb emerges succulent and fragrant, completely cooked and falling-off-the-bone tender. Traditionally it is eaten piping hot, torn straight from the bones with your fingers. You may wish to carve off large chunks and give them a rough chop.

Lamb, Slow-Roasted the Moroccan Way, Without the Barbecue Spit - NYTimes.com


And then, thinking of my morning in Nièvre, I realized there did not have to be just one home: In the mind, geography converges; beloved landscapes, villages, cities, countries, all become one, in the borderless scrapbook of memory.

A Return to Rural France, and to Childhood Memories - NYTimes.com

And then, thinking of my morning in Nièvre, I realized there did not have to be just one home: In the mind, geography converges; beloved landscapes, villages, cities, countries, all become one, in the borderless scrapbook of memory.

A Return to Rural France, and to Childhood Memories - NYTimes.com