George in Times Square / © Deborah Julian Traveling with George in New York City Of course, I was aware as you would be that a cat’s reaction would be different than mine. Until George walked into Times Square on a leash and told us about it, it wasn’t as
After Lunch with Pierre Bonnard / © Deborah Julian Pierre Bonnard Cats French impressionist Pierre Bonnard didn’t paint many cats, at least not as many among his canvases as I’d have liked. Bonnard is one of my favorites. So are cats. I wish they’d gotten together more often. Bonnard’s artwork
What’s Wrong With Bernie Sanders? Bernie Sanders on CNN The political awareness of the average American can be sized up in the length of their attention spans: about a nanosecond longer than your cat’s. Bernie Sanders has seized on that willful inattention to roll out a sound bite campaign that’s
Esther Hicks 2009 / Flickr Esther Hicks Versus Wikipedia The trustworthiness of Wikipedia as a resource for objective information has been questioned, almost since the online encyclopedia’s invention. Their page devoted to Esther Hicks is a yummy banquet for doubters of the online encyclopedia’s reliability. Recently, news stories exposed tactics
I love Claude Monet, not as much as I love cats, but enough to have appreciated his paintings in more museum visits than I can count.
Chat Noir / © Deborah Julian How My Black Cat Became French I usually don’t remember where the ideas for my stories originate. Mostly, they emerge out of a disorderly mess of inspirations, successful because they have a little more heft. But I remember where the story that resulted in
Met Foods / © Deborah Julian Few places in New York City or elsewhere are as completely defined by an architectural element as is Brighton Beach, especially the eponymous boulevard bisecting it unequally. Elevated subway tracks darken every one of the four lanes, making an unofficial border in this part
The Man Who Saw America – The New York Times: ‘via Blog this’ A terrific feature article about photographer Robert Frank that tells a lot about the story of the emergence of urban photography in the early 20th Century.
The Bill Nye Problem It’s unsettling. I love science. It bothers me to hear respected scientists take the most unscientific approach to considering what is generally called “the afterlife,” although the idea covers a much broader ground than the old religious belief in life after death. This morning, I was