The Day the Earth Stood Still

I never heard Martin Luther King Jr. give his speech on the mall. I can't tell you where I was when John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas. Nor can I recount the story of how I crowded around a television to watch Neil Armstrong take his first steps on the moon. But …

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Reflecting on Sandy, One Year Later

The weekend after Thanksgiving last year, I got on a bus with about fifty other volunteers who met up at JackRabbit running store in Union Square early on a Saturday morning. We were headed for Far Rockaway to lend a helping hand wherever and however we could, after Sandy wrought havoc to the residents of …