Hey New York! Do you know your zone?

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If you live in NYC, it's hard to avoid the bus stop ads telling us all that "call grandma" is NOT an emergency plan.  And if you've lived here for any length of time, you've lived through enough disasters -- both man-made and natural - that you know you really do need a plan.  Really. Well, I'm Continue Reading

It’s a Hawk Eat Squirrel World

Yesterday, walking in Riverside Park in NYC, I saw a Red-Tailed Hawk swoop down, grab a squirrel,  slam it on the ground a few times until it was dead, and eat it. An apt metaphor for life in the city. I've lived in this city for my entire adult life. At times, I've felt like the squirrel, at Continue Reading