Here’s a view from 24th Street and First Avenue in Manhattan, looking west. On the right is New York University College of Dentistry. And in the distance, the tall skyscraper is the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower — which was the tallest building in the world when it was erected in 1909!
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I’m managing editor of roots magazine (the r is intentionally lowercase) as part of my job at Dental Tribune. Here’s the cover the newest issue. Click to make it bigger:
The image on the cover is a photograph by Dr. Craig Barrington, a dentist in Texas who has expertise in high-resolution photography of extracted teeth. He describes the image as “a diaphonized mesial root of a lower left second molar, showing the vascularity stained within the demonstration of the pulp canal system.” When I show this image to my friends who do not work in the dental industry, most are grossed out. Not me, I think it is fascinating. What do you think?
This issue also contains a letter and article I wrote as tribute the beloved Dr. Fred Weinstein, of Vancouver, British Columbia, who passed away recently. Dr. Fred was the editor in chief of roots, a dear friend, and I miss him so much.
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The complete issue is available on the Dental Tribune website here, but to get online access you have to subscribe. If you click through you can see many more of my cover designs, many also with images from Dr. Barrington, who is an absolute pleasure to work with!
A few new plants for the kitchen window, along with some others that have been there for many years:
Cacti and succulents do well with the southern exposure.
It’s always sad to see the discarded trees piled up on the sidewalks.
This is a common sight every year, as early as the day after Christmas!
Check out my interview with Dr. Craig Barrington on the cover of the December 2016 issue of Endo Tribune. If you click on the pages, they will open up bigger. As explained in the article, Dr. Barrington uses a sophisticated technique to take highly revealing photographs of human tooth anatomy. What do you think of the images? I find them fascinating.
The interview is also published on the Dental Tribune website — direct link here.
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One of my favorite places to walk is along the High Line. It’s an elevated rail platform on the west side of Manhattan that trains ran on was used many decades ago to transport freight. For years it sat empty until, finally, it was turned into a park. Today you can climb stairs or take an elevator to get to it, and you can walk all the way from Gansevoort Street to West 34th. On a nice day, it’s not to be missed.
Here are pictures of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, as photographed from the Dumbo neighborhood in Brooklyn.
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Here are a few pictures from a visit today to Lower Manhattan, and Freedom Tower and the 9/11 Memorial. Click to see them bigger: