The Balanced Guy: On “One Book, One Twitter”

In his recent contribution to The Huffington Post, blogger Jeff Howe discusses his current efforts to parlay the power of that social media behemoth, Twitter, to get everyone in the world to share one experience—reading the same book— in order to start a global dialogue. The concept originated in 1998 with famed Seattle librarian Nancy…

The P.S. Top Five: Green Edition

And a Happy Earth Day to one and all! Although it’s not like one of those standard, present-laden holidays—it’s much better to give than receive, in this case—it does call for some celebration. You might have seen last week’s special Earth Day edition of the weekly newsletter; and for those who didn’t because they still…

Yoga: Not Just for Grownups Anymore

Now, I’ve dabbled in yoga for the past decade or so. I don’t claim to be a guru or anything (far from it), but I have attempted a few different styles of yoga. I’ve tried Bikram in rooms so hot I actually think I may have lost some short-term memory (where did I park my…

Princeton’s B-Sides

Well, I just had the loveliest weekend (and I hope you did, too). Great friends of ours made the journey from their garden pied-à-terre in Brooklyn, New York, to Princeton for a short visit. They brought along their adorable, nearly six-month-old son (my daughter, only a couple of months his senior, is already sizing him…

The Balanced Guy: On What Really Counts

(Editor’s note: This is merely a portion of The Balanced Guy’s latest blog post. I recommend you read it in its entirety by visiting thebalancedguy.blogspot.com. —JH) In his office at Princeton University, Albert Einstein had a quote which sums up life quite nicely (and this from a man who made numbers his lifetime work): “Not…

The A-List Hits Princeton

Today, I am delighted to report that I have still more ammunition with which to defend our glorious town against the McSmugs I mentioned back in February. On the heels of John Lithgow’s fabulous one-night-only performance at McCarter Theatre, and after spotting Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jeffrey Eugenides at the dry cleaner, the “celeb-gap” between Princeton…

A Work in Progress!

You’ve been standing by waiting for this here blog to be updated and shame on us….it’s on the list of “To-Do.” You know the one…we all have them a mile long.  We hope you haven’t missed out on the info we provide via Twitter and Facebook.  You can always access the Twitter stuff simply by…

Time to Save Some Lives

Typically, I don’t like to start the week off in such a serious state of mind (you know me, always looking for a way to squeeze a guffaw out of a situation), but this one calls for more gravitas than a snappy one-liner. I have been scared—and when I say scared, I mean breathlessly, senselessly…

Poem for Your Thoughts: “The Loaf”

As promised, in celebration of National Poetry Month: A little poetic nourishment to keep you through the weekend, compliments of Paul Muldoon, the Pulitzer Prize–winning poet and Princeton University professor of creative writing. Although originally from County Armagh, Northern Ireland, Muldoon has been a resident of Princeton for more than two decades, and therefore I…