Author Archive: Jessica Morrison

Mapping the City: What Was and What Will Be

Mapping the City: What Was and What Will Be

The dawn gently drapes itself over this vast and bountiful landscape. Each lushly overgrown valley, each palatial peak and rolling river – the silver sunlight awakens even the farthest corners of the island. Sparrows flutter between tree branches as a peckish black bear plods through the old growth forest. Here, […]

 
 

From the Streets to the Kitchen: A NYC Chef’s Inspirational Story

From the Streets to the Kitchen: A NYC Chef’s Inspirational Story

Pedro Rodriguez isn’t afraid to smile despite years of drug addiction and homelessness that have left his teeth eroded and discolored – the only indication of his past that remains. On this brisk March morning, he is running around the basement kitchen of the New York City Rescue Mission like […]