Friday, July 17, 2009


It's about to begin. Over a thousand 17- and 18-year-olds are going to be heading to New York City to start their freshman year at NYU's College of Arts and Science. I just spent the last 5 weeks getting to know them and helping them to prepare for their big move and their first semester.

It gives me such excitement and pleasure to meet them and to be a help to them. I know how scary starting college can be anywhere let a lone New York City!

I am really proud to be a role model for them because I know how important those role models can be. I don't know where I would be without them.

Orientation is over now. It makes me sad to see it end. I have really enjoyed the experience and this is the last time I will be able to participate in it.

I at least hope that that some of the freshmen that I worked with this summer will be interested in getting involved the way I was.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Public Enemies

I saw this movie this weekend. It was absolutely wonderful. Johnny Depp and Christian Bale are marvelous and the soundtrack is captivating. But what I thought was really interesting was the history behind the movie. Check it out.

4th of July

How I spent my Fourth of July:

These aren't videos from the actual show unfortunately but both of these songs were played yesterday at the River to River festival in Battery Park in Downtown NYC.