dear friends

Ah, the magic of an email chain… If you missed it (how could you not, it was only a day ago), yesterday I posted about an email chain that’s been making the rounds, particularly through my inbox. Per usual, I felt the slightest flash of annoyance. But in these times, I’m game for more connection. … More dear friends

what to drink during the pandemic

Desperate times call for strong cocktails. Enter: the Quarantea-to. As I write this, the concerned-for-humanity part of the population of the United States is on day four of official social distancing slash self-imposed quarantine, myself included. Zoom calls, Google Hangouts, and multiple Facetimes per day are rapidly becoming the new normal, even as we struggle … More what to drink during the pandemic

why you should be watching “The Witcher” during social distancing

In life, many things tried once deserve a second try in order to fully appreciate them. My personal list would include things such as avocados. Running. Anchovies. The Bachelor franchise (despite the trash-can fire that was this past season). Snorkeling. The work of Roberto Bolano. (2666 was a hard entry point, all right?). Hard liquor.*  … More why you should be watching “The Witcher” during social distancing

little delights

little delights: a roundup of things that surprised and delighted me recently. radical counter programming: I’ve been thinking about this episode from “This American Life” about delight (what else?). It fills my heart with all the warm fuzzies I’ve needed in this already-turbulent election year filled with tornado’s, coronavirus, and complete global uncertainty. all the … More little delights

between worlds

For being so close to New York City, Nyack feels worlds apart We heard the slide before we saw it—the continued swish of paper, one right after the other, and then the heavy thunk! of items landing. The man responsible (though barely) stood in the middle of the aisle, his face grimacing apologetically as he … More between worlds