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a summer evening on the high line

a summer evening on the high line

July 17, 2012 |  Category:   life nyc outings

Now that we’re squarely in the middle of summer, we can officially say that it’s a hot one. But even as the days can get uncomfortable at times, I still love the warm East Coast summer evenings. Add in a breeze and we’re good. Weather is funny that way, you know? I’m all for having distinct seasons as I find myself relying on the cycles to guide me through the year, but I don’t enjoy extreme cold or heat. What I dislike even more, however, is being cold in the summer and having to pile on the layers when the calendar (and my brain) is telling me to wear sundresses. So we bear through the heatwaves because once the sun… CONTINUE READING

it continues

it continues

December 4, 2011 |  Category:   life nyc

Oh, this weather! We broke some temp records Thanksgiving weekend and just when I thought it would turn around and start getting cold for good, we get another golden weekend of sunny, 60 degree days. This weather’s been super awesome. This is the High Line in Fall. I don’t remember if I’ve been up there during this time of year. Despite the warm temperatures, the trees are all shedding their leaves and starting to look wintery against the sky.   So far Holiday!Cookie!Madness! has been manageable, partly due to the fact that I’m not working on any big freelance projects right now which is enabling me to jump into the week of tedious tasks without any sort of pressing time… CONTINUE READING

when you’re the breadwinner in the family

when you’re the breadwinner in the family

June 30, 2011 |  Category:   family favorite posts life me nyc rambling

Actually, it’s all I’ve ever known. My mom was always the breadwinner of our family and the one who made all the financial decisions. Maybe on the exterior it appeared like my dad was the head of the family, but in truth, my mom quietly ruled the household finances behind the scenes. It made for an uncomfortable dynamic, a reversal of roles in a culture where traditionally, the man is seen as the patriarch. It became even more magnified when my mom started earning big money when she switched careers to real estate from nursing. Nobody was fooled after that into thinking my mom wasn’t the money maker. As a girl growing up, my parents’ relationship was confusing and difficult… CONTINUE READING

the high line, finally

the high line, finally

August 10, 2009 |  Category:   nyc outings

It took us awhile, but we finally made a trip to the High Line on what might have been the most gorgeous summer day here in NYC. I’d been anticipating the opening since I heard it was being developed into a public park 9 or 10 years ago. For those who are unfamiliar, the High Line is actually an old elevated railroad track built in the 1930s that ran on the West Side of Manhattan for 13 miles downtown to alleviate congestion and improve safety between freight trains and traffic. It was in use as late as 1980 and was almost demolished after all activity was abandoned. For over 20 years it stood as a curious piece of architecture that… CONTINUE READING

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