Turning the Tables on Toback

I’ll cut to the chase. I was sexually harassed and groomed over the course of a week by James Toback, but not sexually assaulted, battered or threatened, as many others were, because I did not accompany him to a hotel room or Central Park. Listening to the news over the past week, I now realize what awaited me if I’d… Read more →

photo by A. Ferraro

A Brooklyn Middle School Shift

I recently spoke to parent-teacher coordinators and guidance counselors from various elementary schools and discovered a promising opportunity for District 15 parents. This year there has been a shift in 5th-grade students placed at several schools I term “Options for All.” Such schools offer parents a chance both to reform our segregated middle schools and create more “choice.” But I’m… Read more →

From Duck Season to Raccoon Season

(Video compatible with Safari and Chrome.) It was quite a seen today at Carroll Park. After many rainy days, the sun peeked out for a few hours on one of the first warm days of springs, attracting more than kids to the park. As children were being dismissed from nearby schools, a raccoon with spring fever was foraging for an… Read more →

Installation by A. Ferraro

American Spring – More Protest Signs!

Isn’t this fun? We stared into a juggernaut of wars, corruption, discrimination and propaganda to create a Resistance and look how far it has come in 5 months! We have a name. We had the largest demonstration in US history. We were effective screaming in town halls, airports and courthouses. We joined Sister District, Flippable, or SwingLeft and managed to… Read more →

photo by A. Ferraro

The Weird Recipe that Will Make your Bread Taste like Lemons

With the kids on vacation this week, I had no other choice but to turn the blog over to my 13 year old son. He has some innovative article ideas for driving traffic to my site. Enjoy! The Weird Recipe that Will Make your Bread Taste like Lemons The Refrigerator Handle that Will Change Everything The New Paper Eating Technique That… Read more →

Old Dominion Stripe by W. Storms

Don’t be Lulled by the Spring Air

Signs of the resistance are everywhere including The Coal Shop: Brooklyn Workshop Gallery. I strolled in on the first spring-like Sunday and was caught off guard by Spring A.I.R., new works and works-in-progress by artists-in-residence Signe Bresling Rudolfsen and William Storms. Rudolfsen, a painter, and Storms, a weaver, working both individually and collaboratively captured the crucial interweaving of humanity. The… Read more →

photo by A. Ferraro

Where the Streetcars Roam

Oh, give me a home where the streetcars roam. Where the children vote on participatory budgeting projects all week. Where seldom is heard a discouraging word on new school construction and the skies are not cloudy all day. It might come as a surprise to hear there are exciting government projects underway in our own backyard! I thought you might… Read more →