Hello, my name is Peter and I do not own a car. Okay, living in Manhattan, maybe that is not such a huge confession. Living in a large metropolitan area illuminates the best and worst of living a green lifestyle. On the one hand, public transportation is simple and convenient to use with subway vehicles that harness the friction of braking...Read More
The Fountain of Youth
The end of the marathon is fast approaching and the time of decision will soon be close at hand. Almost 20 months ago, the 2008 presidential campaign began. And soon it will be over. I feel bad for political Web sites like Fivethirtyeight.com and Realclearpolitics.com. What will they do with themselves when there is no more data to mine and...Read More
Have you ever met one of those people with an incredible memory? I am talking about those people who can remember a moment in time with immaculate detail, recalling multiple emotions and simultaneous occurrences effortlessly without the slightest ounce of mental exertion. I have always been envious of those people. And if I were one of the...Read More
Summertime. Summertime means movies. Movies are those dreadful things that litter the walls of our subways, obstruct the view of the drive-home landscape with billboards, and fill our children's rooms with unnecessary gimmicky franchised toys. Movies are those contrived, templated situations that propagandize programmed Pavlovian responses of laug...Read More
What Does America Idolize?
Recently, Fox wrapped its seventh season of "American Idol." Seven seasons - does this seem outrageous to anybody else? It begs the question: What does America idolize? Let me begin with this disclaimer: I've never really watched an entire episode of "Idol," so I could be just one of those outside cynics too prideful to embrace this wild, overly p...Read More