Uzbek Performance in Boro Park

It was purely by chance that I met Husniya xon at the pharmacy near my home in Midwood, Brooklyn. Turns out that she is an accomplished actress and directed a cultural center back in Tashkent. Although the Uzbek I speak and the Uzbek she speaks is different in tempo and cultural influence. Luckily, I understood […]


Split this Rock Poetry Festival, DC

Spent this past Friday and Saturday in DC at the Split this Rock Poetry Festival. I’m not sure if it was knowingly timed with the cherry blossom season in DC but it was a lovely surprise to find so much pink beauty in the streets (despite the later rain). I had the good fortune of […]


Blizzard in Brooklyn

The plows have not come down my street, so I’m snowed in up to my waist. Time to celebrate snow by feeding birds some seeds and sipping strong Mexican coffee. And this is how I survived the blizzard. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird Wallace Stevens I Among twenty snowy mountains, The only moving […]