Saturday, November 18, 2006

ubc

fall 2006

housing works is a not-for-profit organization that provides housing, advocacy, health care and other essential services for homeless new yorkers living with hiv and aids. i volunteered at their flagship bookstore-cafe in soho making a variety of caffienated beverages for avid readers.

it is a truly amazing bookstore. and orlando bloom made a special appearance for my first day as a barista. he wanted to know what was in a knish.

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

subway

november 5, 2006

the new york city subway. no where will you find a more diverse flurry of activity. lovers of literature, traveling musicians, devout evangelists, studious pupils, make-up artists, pole dancers, break dancers, barbershop quartets, young lovers, rude new yorkers... the list goes on.

i recently realized just how much time i spend on the subway. and just how many people i share the experience with on a daily basis. it's an amazing phenomenon.



the starting line on my race to work each morning:

(the most magical part - you can see the statue of liberty from the stop)



and a smoky corner down the street from work: