Spring is here! Finally! And it started with a bang; out of a sudden it’s everywhere. You can’t miss it. Birds are singing, squirrels go nuts, buds are popping out of trees, which were already presumed dead. And people: they’re everywhere too, in the streets, in the bars, in the cafés. But most of all they’re in the parks. Continue reading Central Park
Walking into Harlem’s Cathedral of Saint John the Divine last weekend, Steffen and I became witnesses of a truly multicultural event: several ginormous dragons were hovering in the nave of the church, while down below Chinese drummers were welcoming the year of the horse. Meanwhile a Christian Harlem community was having a get-together after their Sunday service.
Apparently, it’s not just me who likes Harlem a lot. In a recent New York Times feature, Harlem is shown from it’s promising side, with lots of Jazz, coffee and excellent food – but also with good neighborhood and a rich history. It’s exceptionally colorful living here!
Lars came over from New Haven today and we took a walk in this beautiful sunny weather down at the waterfront while discussing life, love and science. Tons of ice were floating down the Hudson. It was piling up at the piers and the view gave us a chill. Lars asked me how long I thought a man could survive in this icy water, just as I was having exactly the same thought. The wind made our faces dry out and ache in an instant, so we continued our discussion at Dinosaur BBQ over ribs and beer. Of course, the Czech waitress mistook us for a couple. We decided not to disappoint her and played along with it. I think she liked us. A fun day.