Interesting data visualization via Bloomberg.
Instead of flowers, Walt would hope that you will do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for some poor unfortunate soul in his name. An excerpt from Walter George Bruhl Jr.’s self-authored obituary that has gone viral this week.
It makes me sick that this happened. It also makes me sick that transportation precautions to protect cyclists and pedestrians are lacking in more places than they are present, and that they would absolutely mitigate the chance of fatalities. What will it take for the City to act? Also, the Bandes family has my deepest… Continue reading Community Calls For Improved Safety Measures At Brooklyn Intersection
The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory and was seeking sound bites to support it. “Wouldn’t you say,” she asked, “that killings like this are influenced by violent movies?” No, I said, I wouldn’t say that. “But what about Basketball Diaries?” she… Continue reading
2011 was the best year for traffic safety in New York City in more than a hundred years. In fact the 243 traffic fatalities our city endured last year was the lowest number since records started being kept in 1910. And in 1910, most people went by horse-drawn carriages. Good work, Mayor Bloomberg. Please run… Continue reading
Social media is a part of daily life, but what happens to the online content that you created once you die? If you have social media profiles set up online, you should create a statement of how you would like your online identity to be handled. Just like a traditional will helps your survivors handle… Continue reading Via USA.gov: How and Why You Should Write a Social Media Will
This is sad but not all that surprising. Stress can really make people act less than perfectly, and a nation of (unnecessarily!) stressed out individuals definitely could cause crashes. Deaths from traffic accidents around April 15, traditionally the last day to file individual income taxes in the U.S., rose 6 percent on average on each… Continue reading Death and Taxes Collide as Fatal Crashes Mount on IRS Filing Day
“Before I Die" - a public collaboration in downtown brooklyn [12/15/2011 editor’s note: This is now gone and there is a Shake Shake in its stead.]
In memory of the most upstanding guy who was respectful and sincere, goofy but incredibly smart, passionate about people and culture, thoughtful without measure, an incredible guitarist and zealous drummer, and my first love, John. RIP.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Steve Jobs