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While further researching the New York Botanical Garden’s exhibit “What in the World is a Herbarium?” I was privileged to speak with Matthew C. Pace, the assistant curator of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium. more
A 14-year-old child can have sex with a 40-year-old, legally, in New York. more
It will be three decades this summer since I put on the green-and-white uniform of the New York City Emergency Medical Service and began the work of running the streets of the Bronx in a city ambulance, picking up, aiding and sometimes saving the sick, hurt stabbed and shot. more
In 1948, Sam and Edie — the couple who operated the local candy store — told my friends and I that they were moving away, and that the candy store would have new owners. more
In 1977, Scientific American published the story “Exploring the Herbarium” by Siri von Reis Altschul. The author was discussing the value of exploring herbaria for new plants for use as food, … more
Donald Trump is the most obnoxious, immoral, perverse, reprehensible, unrepentant and inveterate liar to ever occupy the Oval Office. more
Consumer culture has taken over virtually every part of American life, particularly politics, to the detriment of us all. more
I grew up on Bible stories, and Noah and the flood is one of the more dramatic ones. It has become fashionable to view these stories as allegories or fables, although it also is a great … more
With the weather warming at the end of February and the sudden appearance of some early flowering bulbs, I fully expected to see drifts of daffodils by now. The tips of their leaves have been … more
Before you even start to take in the orchid show at the New York Botanical Garden, you are tantalized by soft perfume. more
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