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A Love Letter…to My Radiator


I wake in the middle of the night knowing something in the air has changed. The neighborhood has reached a silence that can only mean one thing. I wait for it in the dark with nothing but the sound of my own breath, and finally…there. There it is.

Another season quietly arrives in the predawn hours on the tail of the setting moon, and I can no longer sleep. Alert with anticipation, I stare into the shadows.

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New York City…Six Months Later

NYCIt’s been six months since Covid first made headlines as it began its sweep through New York City.  Six months since the endless scream of sirens racing up and down our streets forever changed our understanding of fear and faith.  Six months since we were first truly awoken, as a collective, to the reality of what it means and should mean to be alive. Continue Reading

Optimism – A Life Lesson in Times of Corona


When I look back at all that occurred in 2020, particularly in New York City, my adopted and forever home, throughout the unimaginable hardship that brought this world city to a complete standstill, more than anything, I saw hope, love, unity, kindness, empathy, compassion, innovation – a collective drive and optimism to lift one another up, with eyes and hearts focused on bringing about a brighter tomorrow, no matter how far off ‘tomorrow’ may be or how long that brightness might take to shine through. I look back, and I feel the embrace of that positive, hopeful energy that brought millions of strangers together and carried us through each day, an energy that still fuels my ability to get through these strange days.

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Apocalypse Prep Kitchen

DSC_0128In my ant-sized NYC apartment, there live two ravenously-hungry adults always in search of second helpings and snacks, alongside two beastly-appetited cats, each of whom weighs no more than four pounds yet somehow continue to crave wildebeest-sized meals (both frightening and impressive).  So, how do I plan to continue to feed everyone a somewhat uncompromising diet during such apocalyptic events as the Corona outbreak?  By remembering to use my brain to plan and buy balanced meals and not my emotions.  Continue Reading