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Bergen sheriff, county executive unveil pilot police body camera program

HACKENSACK – Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino and Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco jointly announced a new pilot program to provide county law enforcement officers with body cameras in an attempt to stave off the civil disturbances that have shocked other parts of the country. 462 more words

Forest

The slim forest feels like my link to the earth. Sometimes I stand on a stump and pretend I’m Emerson, a little teary-eyed. I stretch my arms out, lift my chin, close my eyes and imagine I am a transparent eyeball through which the force and knowledge of the universe flow unchanged. 58 more words

Photography

The fault in our schools...

Yet again I will leave you with one of my favorite authors, the wise Ralph Waldo Emerson:

We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation -rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.

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"Transition," and a lack thereof in Berlin

In anticipation of the Emerson String Quartet’s performance tomorrow night at the Harris Theater, here’s a very, very underrated video I came across while preparing for my interview with Eugene Drucker. 37 more words

Chicago

Dan Plays Texas Hold ’Em With Bad Hand

Another piece to auction at Dan’s going-away party. I have too many paintings for the friends we keep.

This morning I will clean the refrigerator and pick dandelions for wine. 348 more words