Tag: The Brooklyn Reader

SILVER SNEAKERS

SILVER SNEAKERS

The Art of Seeing By Michael Milton I recently loaned out my copy of the book Fosse by Sam Wasson to a new friend. Fosse was the basis for the recent FX television miniseries Fosse/Verdon. The series sliced deeply into ...

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Brooklyn Naija: Family and Life

Nigerian immigrants to Brooklyn say they were seeking better economic opportunities and a shot at the American Dream when they decided to move to the United States. However, for those who are raising families, preserving their cultural norms is an important ...

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, ...

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 ...

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Letter from the Editor: Local News is NOT Dead

Dear Brooklyn Readers, As some of you may have heard, hyperlocal news just took a major hit last week with the sudden closing of DNAinfo, Gothamist and its sister sites in California, Chicago and Washington, DC. The sites’ owner Joe ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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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