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LOVE AMONG THE RUINS

LOVE AMONG THE RUINS

The Art of Seeing by Michael Milton In perilous times, our deepest human impulse is to draw close to each other—the very thing we’ve been told not to do in the wake of  COVID-19.  ~Cynthia Gorney I recently went out ...

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REUNION

"The Art of Seeing" This is my last column for 2019, and as I cast back over the happenings of the year, I am drawn again and again to the memory of my fiftieth high school reunion.  I know for ...

The Art of Seeing, good neighbors, asking for help

A Good Neighbor

“The Art of Seeing” The happiest people I know are people who don’t even think about being happy. They just try to be good neighbors.  And then happiness sort of sneaks in the back window while they are doing good.  ...

Challenges I face in my encounters with the homeless on the streets of New York

To Give Or Not to Give

The Art of Seeing  - by Michael Milton I feel a vague unease when I am approached on the street or subway by a homeless person. Not fear, exactly. My disquiet is a recipe made up in unequal measures of ...

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My Date with Joan Rivers

Recently, I mentioned the name Joan Rivers in a conversation with a younger acquaintance. “Who?” Come on, man! Joan Rivers was the Queen of Comedy for decades (my decades, at least.) Her act was abrasive, rude, brilliant and funny. With ...

Speaking in public requires great bravery from each and every one of us, whatever our background or original language. 

Finding My Voice…for the Third Time!

“The Art of Seeing” by Michael Milton I joined Toastmasters over three years ago. For anyone who isn’t familiar with this organization, Toastmasters is an international club which guides members towards a more direct method of public speaking, helps improve ...

The Art of Seeing by Michael Milton

I Didn’t Have It to Give

“The Art of Seeing” by Michael Milton I’m sure most of us are familiar with the old adage, You can’t give, what you don’t already have. What, I wonder, holds us back from giving to ourselves what we need most ...

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 believe, one point ...

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 past December.  As it happens, I ...

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 humorless angst, lacking perspective and, at ...

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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 ears; soft stillness, and the night, become ...

The Amazing Acro-Cats Come to Brooklyn

Fort Greene just got a bit more feline friendly. Martin and her Acro-Cat PerformerPhoto: CircusCats.com Acrobats usually draw a crowd, but Samantha Martin’s Amazing Acro-Cats are the ultimate crowd-pleasers. Martin's Acro-Cats jump through hoops, over hurdles, and ...

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PAL’s Playstreets Offer Fun, Safe Play for City Kids

Playstreets help communities engage children in fun physical activities, teach positive life choices and provide helpful resources in their communities photo credit: palnyc.org The Police Athletic League (PAL), one of the city’s largest youth nonprofit organizations which has ...

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Comptroller Stringer Releases Report on the Cost of MTA Delays

  Survey reveals that subway delays particularly affect residents in lower-income communities, impacting riders' financial security and personal lives  Photo credit: nyc.gov New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released on Sunday a report highlighting the effects of subway ...

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