If you’re here in person: You can volunteer. NYC Service is the hub, but organizations like New York Cares also have projects in all 5 boroughs, and even have a special section of their website for disaster recovery. There are also great lists to monitor through Brokelyn and Time Out New York, which they’re keeping… Continue reading Want to help NYC recover from the storm, but don’t know how?
I’m not a huge fireworks person, though I do enjoy shared experiences with people in my community. So, on July 4th, I found myself happily on the roof enjoying a beer and the white noise of people on surrounding rooftops combined with the randomly distributed boom of fireworks in 5 different directions. Best of all,… Continue reading
Inspired by the rain outside and the severe ankle jab I received on the subway from a golf umbrella this morning, I present to you my tips for proper umbrella use. Hold the umbrella upright and tightly. The handle should be fairly perpendicular to the ground and centered on your body. This achieves maximum dryness… Continue reading Umbrella Etiquette
This map, which is zoomable and changes periodically as new data is received, is the most sincerely gorgeous map of wind I have ever seen. It was built to be a personal art project, but is also fairly accurate. What an amazing power our country has to use wind for energy; it’s such a rich… Continue reading Wind Map = Art + Science Data Visualization
This house built in 1999 in Germany plays music when it rains. I’d like to see it someday.
This morning, Punxsutawney Phil predicted more winter (not so bad, considering the insanely mild winter we’ve had so far). Even though Phil should keep his job, other groundhogs have been contributing to science. New Scientist reports that because of a disease common in groundhogs that resembles the human hepatitis B, they are able to lend… Continue reading Did You Know? Groundhogs do more than just predict weather
We live in a world today where survival means being able to plug in our laptops and cell phones. There’s also no heat and I haven’t seen a single power truck out anywhere. But, it’s nice to see everyone stepping up to help each other. this wise woman, in a conversation about the after-effects of… Continue reading
My buddy Elisabeth captured this awesome photo. Her caption is below. I went to the winery up the road to borrow some buckets for carrying grapes — my small contribution to the winemaking process is to harvest the smaller vineyard on our farm — and caught my brother (whose own contribution is more substantial, and… Continue reading
GORGEOUS picture of a very foggy Vancouver courtesy of my buddy Geoff.
The New York Yankees just became the FIRST TEAM IN HISTORY to hit three grand slams in one game! That’s a pretty incredible feat. Will New York City also become the FIRST CITY IN HISTORY to experience an earthquake, hurricane, and tornado in one week? That, too, would be a pretty incredible feat. And panic… Continue reading A statistical fact. A statistical question.