the world & words of a new york city writer

gretchen is a writer in new york city

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Come fly with me! Let’s fly! Let’s fly awaaay!!

DSCN1937NEW YORK OR BUST!!! The Biggie Smalls marathon has been in full effect from late night into the early hours of this morning. I’ve been chanting lyrics like mantras and taking myself back to my NYC vibe… hoodies, MET cards, pizza, etc.

It’s about to get hectic. Continue reading

Let me tell you ’bout hard work

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I’m not a huge Pink fan, not since one of my best mates Tony and I used to drive around back in ’99 listening to a There You Go cassette-single in my ’87 Volkswagon Rabbit drop top over and over singing as loud as our lungs would let us after a few Garcia Vegas. Continue reading

I’m doing this becaaause

I don’t know very many other Writers. I am fortunate to have met a few here and there in the great expanse of Internet land, but in all honesty I can count on one hand how many I’ve met in person. And even then, it’s been a five minute encounter of ‘Oh you like to write? Yeah… me too.’ Continue reading

Diners and mustangs and snow… oh my!

Having lived overseas for seven years with no visit to the states during this period exceeding four weeks, I am excitedly curious about what the trip will bring. I remember the days when the Jerry Springer show was something I could accept and when I really didn’t feel that American culture was loud. Continue reading

A departing river romp

DSCN1867Since I’m leaving so soon, I’ve been catching up with friends over the past few days. My catch up yesterday involved vodka, guava, and guaranas ; a fully clothed river dip; and the reassurance that only your mates can offer. Continue reading


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