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Tag: Michael Milton

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 Meaning of Teeth, Michael Milton

The Real Meaning of Teeth

“The Art of Seeing” By Michael Milton Recently, my ninety-five-year-old father was visiting me here in New York from sunny southern California. He is nearly deaf, so we don’t converse much. We often watch television together, usually protracted golf games, ...

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 ...

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

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, weighing ...

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 in New York. Other perennial musical favorites include The Mama’s ...

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 offensive to many.  It was not my aim to ...

pizza, wheat allergies, BK Reader, Michael Milton

HALLELUJAH! I’m Eating Pizza Again!

  Wake up and smell the Monsanto chemicals! The common wheat harvest protocol in the US is to drench the fields with Roundup, a potent herbicide Homemade ham, salami and mushroom pizza, served on a board ...

…Like the Rising Phoenix …

  The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune’s spite, revive from ashes and rise. - Miguel de Cervantes Daniel Vater Fine Catering staff. photo credit: Alex Gaena “The ...

BK Reader, passion

Live Your Passion! Be Yourself!! OY VEY.

“The Art of Seeing” by Michael Milton I have no special talents.  I am only passionately curious. ~Albert Einstein I really need to learn to mind my own business. I eavesdrop. I eavesdrop all the time. In my defense, overheard ...

BK Reader, Brooklyn Reader, Michael Milton

Look For The Silver Lining

What can we do to regain a sense of equilibrium in these troubled times? “The Art of Seeing” by Michael Milton …a heart full of joy and gladness Will always banish sadness and strife So always look for the silver ...

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