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


— GREAT ESCAPE: Chinese dissident could be at the US Embassy. (The New York Times)

— JUST WOW: Man records teachers verbally abusing his autistic son. (Radar Online)

— SOBERING NEWS: Dutch tourism predicted to go up in smoke? (The Guardian)

— NO INVITATION: Guess I’m not going to the White House Correspondents Dinner tonight. (New York Magazine, The Washington Post)

— GROWING PAINS: Secret Service gets chaperones. (TIME Magazine)

— TO THE RESCUE: Move over Ryan Gosling. (TMZ)

— WIFI: So, would this be walking on clouds?  (Discovery News)

— JACKSONIAN: Actor is in a league all his own. (The New York Times Magazine)

— HMM?: I never thought of that. (Discovery News)


— EARTH DAY: Today is Earth Day! Celebrate! (The Daily Beast, Discovery News, CNN)

— BRIBED: Wal-Mart covered up years of corruption in Mexico. (The New York Times)

— STAYIN’ ALIVE: Bee Gee Robin Gibb wakes up from a coma. (BBC)

— SAY IT ISN’T SNOW!: Northeast could get walloped! (AP via USAToday)

— BOOM IN THE NIGHT: Could the Lyrid Meteor Shower (2) be causing sonic booms in Northern California. (via: Space.com, NBC Bay Area)

— SOARING: The rent (say it with me) is “too damn high!”: (New York Magazine, RentIsTooDamnHigh.org)

— HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Queen Elizabeth turns 86! (Daily Beast)

— RECORD STORE DAY: Or celebrate by buying a store or watching this documentary! (Recordstoreday.com, NPR)

— UPCYCLING: Old bicycles help a poor Guatemalan community. (Al Jazeera English)

— MINING ASTEROIDS: Google execs and James Cameron among those who “Don’t Want To Miss A Thing”: (Wall Street Journal, YouTube)