Easter: It’s Not Just for Bunnies Anymore

From time to time, PrincetonScoop calls on one of its all-knowing, fabulous local friends to bring their P.O.V. on a variety of topics to our blogosphere. Today’s post is compliments of Rae Padulo: artist, writer-blogger, master potter, and lady about town (she also bakes a homemade biscuit that will make you weep). Read on and…

Run, Forrest, Run!

Ah, running. I envy those people for whom running is effortless; those who, even in a monsoon, are determinedly dashing up The Great Road on a seemingly endless trek, with barely a sweat broken and nary a hitch in their rhythmic step. As for me, running never was and never will be my strong suit….

The Balanced Guy: On Achieving Balance

Since creating The Balanced Guy blog, I’ve continually had to examine my own efforts at being “balanced.” One insight is that managing time and energy is a lot like managing a stock portfolio: If you broadly diversify, you eliminate a lot of the ups and downs, however, you end up with the S&P 500 or…

A Moveable Feast

By now, I think it’s safe to say that I’ve accurately and thoroughly communicated just how much I  j’adore books; further proof would be the inside of my house, where every room showcases a thoughtfully curated pile of reading material: In the living room, oversized books on photography and fashion; in the guestroom (where my…

One Simple Wish

If you got into the spirit of the season and started your spring cleaning this past weekend, you probably have a bag or two (or 12) of all manner of things that you are planning to donate to a good cause. And perhaps, among jeans that no longer fit, the piles of children’s toys, and…

The P.S. Top Five: Weekend Edition

This weekend’s list is all about transition: It’s that time of year when we emerge, blinking and slightly wrinkled, from our caves, into the warmish sunlight of pre-spring and set out on the hopeful gallivant towards summer. These nearly spring days can be so disconcerting, as everything you’ve grown so accustomed to (e.g. thick wool…

A Book, A Book! My Kingdom for a Book!

With town literally coming to life all around us (if you consider the sound of buzz saws and leafblowers, beeping trucks, and the shouts of PSE&G workers from the treetops “life”), it makes me want to go outside (avec earplugs), find a good bench (I’m partial to the ones by Borough Hall; that lovely stone…

100 Women, 100 Ways, 100 Days

Hey, ladies: Want to take part in a great community event? 100 Women, 100 Ways, 100 Days is a celebration of community, energy, and the incredible and indomitable spirit of women.  The Breast Cancer Resource Center is challenging 100 women each to raise $100 in 100 days; that’s $10,000 to support the Center’s free programs…

All the World’s a Stage

First let me say that it’s a small miracle if you are even reading this today: After this weekend’s Wizard of Oz–like rain and wind storm, it’s a wonder any of us still have standing trees in our yard, let alone Internet access. And for those who are still without electricity (and most likely perusing…

Let Them Eat Pi

3.14159265 No, these are not the numbers carved into the hatch of the Swan station on Lost (note: my mourning period for “The Final Episode” has already commenced). No, these numbers are in fact the numerical equivalent of “pi,” a mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter in…