Monday, April 28, 2014

Brooklyn Roots Thrive in My Garden

Growing up in Brooklyn, it was a common sight in most Italian neighborhoods to see statues of saints--usually the Virgin Mary (aka "Mary on the half-shell")--displayed in a spot of honor somewhere on the property.

This week, I finally paid tribute to my NYC roots and introduced this statue of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals, into my backyard garden. A welcome and nostalgic sight, indeed.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Stop Telling Women To Smile

Street harrassment was a daily reality for me when I lived and worked in New York City.  Kudos to artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh for speaking up and doing something about it.

Check out her website: