single use plastics

Single Use Plastics

With Earth Day just behind us and World Environment Day coming up on June 5, it’s a great time to take stock of all the ways we can subtly affect a positive change in our ever more volatile environment. Climate change is revealing its effect on everything from spiking homeowner’s insurance rates to a decrease in the global chocolate supply. Climate change deniers whose wallets and pallets are enduring this novel onslaught are changing their tunes. So how can you diminish your single use plastic footprint?

What makes a craft cocktail

What makes a craft cocktail?

When I started drinking at age 12, I was given some sagacious advice from an older sibling. We were living in Greece where the drinking age for minors at the time was more of a vague advisory. Thanks to this, my gang of eighth grade hooligans and I could venture out on weekend nights and begin our experimentations with alcohol. Knowing this, I was advised by my elder to always “Drink for the taste and not to get drunk.” Looking back on this it feels kind of glib, but for some reason it stuck to my ribs and I have made it to my 40s without becoming too reliant upon alcohol as habit or crutch. This started me on a path that led to my appreciation of what makes a craft cocktail.


Rainy Days and a Dry January

Participating in a “Dry January” has nothing to do with all the rain that has been falling on New York so far this month. A Dry January is when a person elects to curtail their alcohol usage for the first 31 days of the year. While this may not seem as fun as National Novel Writing Month, it is a worthwhile exercise in willpower and an experiment in addiction.


Life and Work after the SAG-AFTRA and WGA Strike

The curtains are drawing back, and the stage is set to welcome a new era in the entertainment industry. After what feels like an eternity, the WGA strike and the SAG-AFTRA strike have finally reached their resolution. As the industry gears up to resume full-throttle operations, it’s natural to feel a mix of relief, anticipation, and perhaps a touch of apprehension. Here’s what to expect from your life and work after the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strike.