Welcome to my site, Jesse Richards.com. Here you'll find lots of art, book reviews ranging from Stories of Rwanda to Tolstoy all the way to comic books, artists such as Sargent and Whistler, great music like Spoon and Radiohead and They Might Be Giants, my favorite movies, and TV like Game of Thrones, The Daily Show, Arrested Development, and Lost. You can see my design portfolio, caricatures I've done, and way too many photos of my friends. There's also some more serious fare: my writing about critical thinking, nonviolence, religion, the environment and humanity's future. There are tons of links, photos, mp3s, and wallpapers to download. I've been building this solipsistic site oh-so-slowly for a decade-and-a-half, so I hope you enjoy it. See what happens when I have 10 minutes of free time every week for 15+ years? That's right, I make lists and take photos of absolutely every aspect of my life.
As I built up this site over the years, I found that more and more was devoted to the experience of living in New York. So be sure to visit pages such as all the bookstores in NYC, my 100 favorite things about the city, a map of restaurants, and celebrities we've seen. I love living in the city!
Perusing the site will also give you some insight into how I became interested in the topic of my 2010 book, The Secret Peace: Exposing the Positive Trend of World Events. Please check out the Secret Peace blog, and if you go to the book on Amazon you can read some of it for free.
New! I recently redesigned my resume and entire online portfolio. Check them out!
This site's 18-Year Anniversary! 1995-2013
That's right, this site has been online more than half my life! In web time, that's approximately one million years. When I first built it in high school, I viewed it only in text. And now the site gets about 2500 visitors a day. Thanks for visiting - come by often!
"Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and test of our civilization." - Gandhi
"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr., writer
"Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Picasso
"Just a message from Europe ... Hi! My name is Ed, I fall on your personnal website and I saw your sketches... I like your style ! and your website make me discover New York, it's my favourite city ! I'm a young drawer ( in fine art school ), that's sure New York is a great city for inspiration ... "