Monthly Archives: March 2011

Making the Connection

The subway is a surprisingly comforting place to have an existential crisis. This is what I have discovered while reading The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery. Eloquent and erudite, Barbery’s book explores¬†intelligence,¬†loneliness, and Art though the journals of … Continue reading

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This one isn’t about a book.

Like I’ve said before, I get awful headaches reading on the subway, so I can’t read during my daily commute (at least 2 hours total every single day). But this didn’t fit in the Omens section, and it still seemed … Continue reading

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Stumbling on Scientific Proof

In “Stumbling on Happiness,” Daniel Gilbert presents a logical and entertaining, if not particularly conclusive, explanation for why we human beings are so dang bad at predicting how the future will make us feel. Many of his points were particularly … Continue reading

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The Subway Times’ Tuesday Times

As I was riding over the Manhattan Bridge on the Q train late this afternoon, a question, posed to me by a friend in reference to the Brooklyn neighborhood in which I lived, popped into my head: “Do you feel … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Subways

I want to fall in love on the subway. I have it all worked out: It’s been a long day and I’m tired. I’m waiting patiently for the L at Union Square. The platform, instead of being packed out like … Continue reading

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