Learning to Say ‘No’

Reflecting back at a gay (but not so proud) moment Image: Lifehack “The Art of Seeing” by Michael Milton In a world torn apart by short-sighted, strongly held, near-tribal opinions, there is, I...

Renaissance Man of Carroll Gardens

A conversation with photographer John Mazlish Chris Biesterfeldt, Vinegar Hill/Dumbo “The Art of Seeing” by Michael Milton Photographer John Mazlish and I met by chance at a Christmas party this...

Learning to Laugh at Ourselves

If we always laugh at ourselves, we will certainly never be out of material. “The Art of Seeing” by Michael Milton Watching as my cousins’ kids negotiate their late teenage years - filled with...
New Amsterdam Singers, Michael Milton, NAS

Ahhh, Sweet Harmony!

Brooklyn singers help breathe life into traditional choral gems alongside newly composed music “The Art of Seeing” by Michael Milton Here will we sit and let the sounds of music creep into our...

A Prayer For 2018

We are all in this together, no matter how we wish to be “other than.” "The Art of Seeing," by Michael Milton I am, by most accounts, an affable guy. I’m also a big guy: Six feet four inches,...

Reflections on an Autumn Day: Brooklyn 2017

The Art of Seeing by Michael Milton Artistically speaking, autumn has been granted its fair quarter of seasonal praise in literature, lyrics and painting. American composer Vernon Duke wrote Autumn...
KKK, deplorables, hate, racism, Donald Trump, human evolution

THE DEPLORABLES: Nature or Nurture?

"How does generation after generation of hate, distrust, anger, and wounded pride affect the lines of evolution?" LOCAL VOICES: “The Art of Seeing” by Michael Milton NOTE:  What follows may be...