Civil disobedience is a First Amendment Right, and that is why now more than ever I must say, “No Thank You, Trump America.”

Love the snow! Do we have a choice this week (Sculpture by Robert Indiana at the National Gallery of Art)?

Need to get your mojo back? Here are 15 ways to restore your creativity.

A collection of fourteen love photos found on Flickr.

Image by Grace Russell Strong opinions throughout the social web bear a resemeblance to  the 19th century romantic movement. Consider the sheer force of emotional passion and righteousness behind espoused ideals. The romantic movement responded to the constraints of the early industrial era and enlightenment, a way for the mind to break free from the machine. Purity in terror or love […]

On Tuesday night, I sat at the Livingston table for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)’s 100th anniversary. As I blogged a few weeks ago, the ADL was started to fight antisemitism by my great grand uncle Sigmund Livingston. The keynote speaker was his excellency Rosen Plevneliev, president, Republic of Bulgaria. Part of the evening included a retelling of Bulgaria’s resistance against […]

Last week we talked about antisemitism, hate and intolerance, and this week Boston suffered a brutal terrorist attack, an act of hate. Then we witnessed the fallout online with the autotweet debates, which took some pretty uncivil turns. Today, let’s focus on beauty and positive action. Every year I make the journey down to the tidal basin to visually record […]

Words cannot convey the giddy delight that overcomes the soul when you find out that you will soon become a father. You find yourself wanting to sing it to the world, skip down mountains, and watch spring blossoms unfold themselves in the early am light, awed by nature’s amazing ability to regenerate every year. What a precious feeling. For me, […]

Episode 24 of the El Show was an unusual one. We decided to take a show and discuss happiness, whether or not we are happy, and how we have found this elusive emotion that everyone wants. Here’s a breakdown of Episode 24: SxSW 2010: Geoff’s take on the spirit of the interactive juggernaut Richard’s vacation and how Miami is a […]

One of my favorite books of all time remains Turgenev’s incredibly haunting Fathers & Sons. The book, “concerns the inevitable conflict between generations and between the values of traditionalists and intellectuals.” The crazy stories of generational conflict and care between men, unconquerable romantic love, and the constant strife between nihilism and traditional values reminds me of my 20s. My Dad […]