LTP: 10/11

My dude and I have been gleefully reading through Tim Gunn’s book Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work together in the evenings, and besides being deliciously catty, it’s also a nicely updated general guide to decent manners in a contemporary world. He swears you can wear white after Labor Day and doesn’t give a rat’s ass if you chew gum in church.

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Persephone Pioneers: Justin Adkins

On Saturday, October 1st, Occupy Wall Street NYC protestors set out to march on the Brooklyn Bridge, an action that resulted in a tense showdown between protestors and the NYPD, resulting in 700 arrests. There has been much dispute over the involvement of police who were said to have “escorted” protestors halfway over the bridge, only to meet them half way in and entrap and arrest them. Continue reading

Big Fat STARES And How To Deal With Them

When it comes to being stared at, I consider myself lucky. I don’t find people staring at me very much. Maybe it’s because I’ve retained a bit of what my college friends called “The Golda Walk,” where you basically walk around NYC looking like a badass when you’re really just a total nerd who happens to have broad shoulders.

But anyway, back to staring. I’m not used to it. So it was particularly weird when, one brisk October morning last week, I met up with a fellow coach at a cafe in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and proceeded to get stared at by nearly everyone who came in or out of there. Continue reading