I really do love public art. I know the schools are fighting teacher layoffs, and the MTA cannot seem to get its budget together. But finding a flock of cuddly paper sheep in the middle of Times Square is quite heartwarming. Artist Kyu Seok Oh keeps a studio in Brooklyn, and works largely with paper and wood sculpture. His recent work is very peaceful, and perfectly suited to the metaphor of counting sheep.
My days are fairly long. I try to be in my office by 7:30am. My first class is at 8am. I usually get home around 10pm, and aim to be in bed before midnight. That doesn’t always happen. You’d think I would have no problem falling asleep, but sometimes I have a hard time winding down. A 20-or-so minute bubble bath often does the trick. Or I put one earbud in, and play This American Life on my iPod on the the quietest setting. Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me works too. I am usually out before the first round is over.