Boog City 75: 2012 Election Issue

tell us about your choice of (or whether or not you’ll vote for) president

Thoughts on the killing of Osama bin Laden

Update: For confusion on the MLK “not even an enemy” quote, see explanation post: here. Ian and Kimberly’s message on the killing of Osama bin Laden… Some of the people we admire most in the world are Gandhi, Buddha, Jesus of Nazareth, and Martin Luther King, Jr. They opposed all killing, and found nonviolent ways […]

Video: Spring Swan

This Swan, moving through the water on a gray day, reminds me of the capricious way that Spring has unfolded here on Long Island this year. Contradictory, but satisfying, with the beauty being worth the wait. This footage was taken at Southards Pond in Babylon.

Jane Eyre Movie: Kimberly and Stephanie’s wild adventure

I love the book Jane Eyre! I love studying various movie and mini-series of Jane Eyre. So, I just had to find a way tonight to go the premiere of the new Jane Eyre movie, directed by Cary Fukunaga, with Mia Wasikowska. It is only at select theaters this week. Well, my friend Stephanie and […]

Will you attend the royal wedding (in person or via tv)?

Kimberly writes: The invitations are out for the royal wedding. A yahoo story notes that 1,800 invitations went out for the April 29th nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton. I am not that interested in the current, royal wedding. Kings and Queens seem so outdated and undemocratic. Though, there was a time when I […]

Padma Lakshmi song at The Poetry Project 1/1/11 video

About the video…

The Poetry Project photos and report: Foamola, Steve Earle and more…

For my full set of photos, which I will update throughout the week, (more photos added on 1/7/2011) see the Flickr set: here. Ian and I went to the New Year’s Day poetry marathon for The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in NYC. It was joyful and inspiring, as ever.

The Wilders’ New Year’s Eve: Music by Tom Ryan

Ian and I are having a wonderful, peaceful New Year’s Eve. Below is a quick report with scenes from our evening and our Long Island universe: We went to see our friend Tom Ryan perform at The Spoon cafe in Lindenhurst. (See video above or here.) Tom did a great set with covers and originals. […]

Blizzard 2010: Video of snow on Long Island

Hofstra Debate: Notes from an eyewitness…

Kimberly writes: So, I was able to attend the debate as a friend of the Green Party. I was sitting in the special seating on the ground floor. Though, in the last row (right in front of the stand for the still photographers.) Some impressions: It was all very exciting. The moderators were Doug Geed […]

A poem inspired by the mine rescue

[Update: Princess Jessica/Princesa Yesica poem in Spanish at bottom of page] Princess Jessica of Chile He, being first thought dead and now weary from the long ordeal She, having transformed her worries into curling hair, polished lips, and the desire to become a symbol of welcome and life to him He, stepped out from the […]

Help for Wyandanch School District

Newsday reports: “Wyandanch’s board president says the system should close and send its 1,900 students to other districts nearby.” KW writes: I know that school district issues are complicated. School districts are not just bureaucracies, they are also quasi-governmental entities. Still, I think the bottom line of the current problem with the Wyandanch Schools is […]

Did you notice the moon tonight?

It’s beautiful…

Newsday’s mediocre coverage of anti-SB1070 immigration rally

Kimberly writes: Since Newsday represents the status quo, corporate media, I suppose one must be grateful that they covered a progressive rally at all. Still, the inaccuracies matter, and flavor the discourse a certain way. Newsday was correct that there were about 50 people at the Port Jefferson vigil/rally against SB1070. Though, it was a […]

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