Hi! I'm Duane. I'm a writer & photographer living in New York City. Here are samplings of random thoughts & experiences, & things that inspire me. You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, or at my Website


It may be Monday, and it may be lunchtime, but is it ever NOT a good time to eat pancakes? And how about Vegan Blueberry Muffin Pancakes??? We think it’s always a good time. Now where’s that griddle …

YUUUMM. I could use one of those right now! 


Berenice Abbott, Penn Station, Interior, 1936

What a treasure lost. Also, love Berenice Abbott

(via curare)

You’re probably not getting enough sleep, but you might not be as far off the mark as you think. Most sleep experts would offer that aiming for between seven to nine hours of snooze time a night is optimal for feeling refreshed and productive the next day. In a new report, however … researchers are closing in on what may just be that magic nightly number—and it’s not nine hours, or even eight as once believed… it’s seven hours of sleep.

The usual caveats apply, and these findings should be taken with a grain of salt. But the results are interesting—especially if you’re the kind of person who struggles with sluggishness throughout the day.

"The lowest mortality and morbidity is with seven hours," [says] Shawn Youngstedt, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University Phoenix… "Eight hours or more has consistently been shown to be hazardous."


Intriguing new study on the optimal amount of sleep. But that grain of salt can’t be overstated given the wide variation of “chronotypes” and internal time.

Also see the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking moment.

(via explore-blog)

Good to know!

My photo of Atlas at Rockefeller Center


The Supermoon rises over houses in Olvera, in the southern Spanish province of Cadiz, July 12, 2014. Did you miss the Supermoon? See our gallery: http://reut.rs/U4OTGR

(Photo credit: REUTERS/Jon Nazca)

Just wow! Amazing! Super moon!