Which Path?

Would YOU go beneath the arch or around? How do we choose our path? Is this tree here for us to climb? Were these spoons dropped to test whether I will pick them up? Are boxes meant to be worn? Or, are my family members insane? Seek a Higher Path…

Sit Back & Enjoy: Scenes of NYC

A misting, salted breeze White tipped waves lapping I will appreciate every. single.solitary.moment. Scenes of NYC…June 30th, 2016   

If You Had…

…June 29th-Labor Day. To do whatever you want, what would you do? Really. I would like you all to share here. Here is how I’ve kicked things off today… After a great 7 miler this morning–sans music for optimal reflection state–I walked over to Fordham University to attend the second commencement ceremony for the High…

Is This a Dream?

No…it’s SUMMER BREAK! An academic year of trials, tribulations, heartache and, oh, some heartwarming moments with kooky kids has come to a close. My 11th year of teaching has concluded! And I vow to each one of you to document at least something from each day of my liberation. How can I begin with anything…

792 Miles…

…away from my parent’s home, I long for Kentucky.  And, yet, there really is no place quite like my current home of nearly 11 years in New York City. Friday night: I attended the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Cinema Fest to see the director Todd Solondz’s new film “Wiener Dog.” That’s me with Director…

What is Kyle Doing?!

Have you ever found yourself treading water? Things are mostly okay for you–in fact, some things are great–yet a force inside is pulling you forward. You are not sure where in the heck you will end up. The unknown is scary; yet exhilarating. I find myself being moved…and a force has brought me to my…

Meet One of the Fastest Runners in NYC

Welcome to the second edition of Meet a Bronxite. I would like to introduce everyone to Bobby Asher, one of the fastest and most consistently competitive runners in the New York City region. Mr. Asher is a teammate of mine with the Van Cortlandt Track Club (VCTC). Note: Minimal editing below for clarity but otherwise…

500 For the Fallen Relay, II: Van Cortlandt to Columbus Circle

Our comrades arrive around 12:30 today in Van Cortlandt Park–The Bronx! Organizers have been at it non-stop since 0900 Thursday. Flags exchange hands… We’re off to Manhattan! We know we HAVE to make it. A team is awaiting our arrival in Columbus Circle, including parents of a fallen soldier. Success is the ONLY option. Straight…

The Relay is Coming…

Meet a Bronxite, II: Part I Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, New York 500 For the Fallen relay enroute from Concord, Massachusetts to Arlington, Virginia. We are coming together to raise money for the children of fallen veterans. Memorial Grove—a sanctuary to honor fallen veterans The famous 102 year old cross country course. Runners awaiting our…

Meet a Bronxite, Part I

I feel like The Bronx is made for me to live in. I’d like to introduce everyone to Gaby. She is the first Bronxite to be featured in this new Sunday special which allows the world at large to become acquainted with actual, real life folks who live in The Bronx, New York—the only borough…