Posts Written OnJanuary 31, 2008

Diploma Dispatches: Bordeaux

By New York City Correspondent Sasha Smith I’d been waiting for last Tuesday’s class for a long, long time. Finally, I was going to learn to love Bordeaux. Of course I’ve always appreciated it and held it in high regard, and its primacy is self-evident; it’s tough to argue against the greatness of Bordeaux, the same way you can’t refute the fact that Citizen Kane is a cinematic masterpiece or Crime and Punishment is a darn good book. But just as Orson Welles and Dostoyevsky leave me cold, Bordeaux has never been a personal favorite. I was sure I was…

canvas Magazine’s February Issue is Out

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As many of you know, I run the website for canvas Magazine, a Huntington, N.Y.-based magazine that focuses on sustainable, "green" life on Long Island an beyond. One of my best friends, Matt O’Grady is one of the publishers, so I’ve been helping them out for a little over a year now. But this February issue, which just hit the streets, is one that I’m particularly proud of because the new editor, Diana Murphy, and have been working great together and this issue shows it. If you look at the cover of the magazine this month, you might recognize that…

Three Quick Sips

I have a few things to catch up on here on the blog today. There always seems to be more going on than we have time to write about, doesn’t there? First, on a personal note, I’d like to wish our little guy, Jackson, a happy first birthday. A year ago today, at 5:17 p.m., he joined our budding family and life will never ever be the same again. All the sleepless nights, diaper changes, food spit up on clothes, etc. has been more than worth it. Seriously. He’s what keeps me going when I don’t feel like staying up…