sandy schmandy

Some of you may have heard about Hurricane Sandy that is coming to blow us all off the northern seaboard in a rapidly approaching time. I say horse  pucky. I saw some live time cyclones while I was living in Australia. For example, I was living in Brisbane when a storm ripped through a suburb totaling a block of houses with nothing but a few piles of wood in its wake. I was living in Melbourne when the 2011 Brisbane floods devastated the...

the puppies do manhattan

Yesterday Timothy, myself and two small creatures wandered across the Queensborough Bridge. That's right blog tribe, the puppies totally did Manhattan. As suspected, they were very pleased to wander through Turtle Bay to the delight of Henry and Lily dancing for pats all the way. Manhattan residents don't try to look tough like Queens locals. They're more than happy to praise adorableness. The puppies were stopped by two new friends before we...

an airport encounter

When I first saw you, you were standing in Tullamarine airport, holding a two pound hunk of rose quartz. Prior to my focus landing on your salt water locks and rainforest stare, the stranger I flew 10,000 miles to familiarize with, to remember, a school of other thoughts raced through my mind. Tullamarine? Really? I’m from New York... we only speak Kennedy. My head hurts. Is it from 23 hours with flight attendants? Or 23 hours without...

living. working. rebuilding. yes.

Dear Blog Family If there's one thing to say about our cult, we're loyal. Most of the visitors to these parts are feed subscribers - so I can't really bluff about when I'm here and not here. I haven't been here a few days... I think the most interesting transition about my shift from Australia back to New York City is this perpetual feeling of being under the eye of scrutiny. I've learned that human condition somehow makes other creatures more...

crushed commitment

crushed commitment My husband pawned his wedding ring for $275 two months after I gave it to him. He drank the money and fell asleep on Avenue B. When he came home the next day, he lied about everything. He lied about where the ring was. He lied about the drinking. He lied. Again. I tenderly removed my ring and tucked it in the silk-lined box I saved after purchasing the set I couldn’t afford. The money he took from a grey-eyed woman with...
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