Tag: The Brooklyn Reader

Making America Great Again

From the Dutch to modern day...how much a landscape can change in so short a time “The Art of Seeing” by Michael Milton As I wandered the streets of Brooklyn’s Greenwood Heights recently, I glanced up ...

‘I’m Sorry:’ Why do we say it?

“The Art of Seeing” by Michael Milton I was walking down Schermerhorn Street one afternoon recently.  Ahead of me was a slender black woman sporting a flowery Caribbean-style turban; she was accompanied by two young white children, a boy and ...

Hush up, now!

“The Art of Seeing” by Michael Milton I have been occasionally tuning into various debates and speeches through this turbulent election cycle, and something stands out to me more than the shrilly stated “facts” about gun control, abortion, gay rights or ...

Climactic Change

By Michael Milton "...Oh, how this spring of love resembleth the uncertain glory of an April day Which now shows all beauty of the Sun and by and by a cloud takes all away..." ~  Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona ...

Life Seen Through a Bout with the Flu!

moods come and go...just like the weather... “The Art of Seeing” by Michael Milton Three days ago, I felt a suspicious shift in my body’s temperature. The next day, my throat was swollen and my voice--usually ...

Home Schooled

creative bric-a-brac arranging Photo: Sotero Bernal "The Art of Seeing" by Michael Milton “God is at home; it is we who have gone out for a walk.” ~ Meister Eckhart “There is nothing like staying at ...

Reaching Up Into The Noosphere

‘The Art of Seeing’ by Michael Milton I wrote the poem "The Man From Number 4" late last year, after witnessing the eviction of a confused and lonely elderly person from the building where I live.  Several months after I ...

YEARNING– AN ESSENTIAL TO SEEING BEAUTY

  I often look down my nose at people who find ways to dismiss the beauty they can’t own; the cottage they secretly love in the Hamptons but will never be able to afford (… ugh, those 1 percenters are ...

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