We'll get back to the "Get to Know Your Otis" series in the next day or so. In the meantime, please give these two guys a read. You won't be disappointed.
Steve Fishman is a writer in New York who creates some of the most touching long-form pieces I've read recently. He writes with a certain attention to character, detail, and catharsis that forces you to read until the end. Pay particualr attention to his write-ups about September 11th (they're unlike any you've read), the Italian eatery in Harlem, and The End of the Game.
When you need a break, check out The Tao of Pauly. Pauly is an artist, writer, and Phish-head from New York. He used to trade on Wall Street. Now he does whatever he wants. Recently, he's been on the road for Phish's final tour.
For different reasons, these guys give me a window in my windowless "office." Perhaps when you're looking for a window, they'll help you out, too.