The Simple Life

I’m noticing a pattern as I get older, and that’s my desire for a less complicated life. Go figure I would move to New York City of all places, in light of this! I am a pretty complex person to start with – I tend to feel things deeply and passionately (or not at all), […]

Patience takes courage.

I was thumbing through a book today and came across this quote: “Learning to relax with the restlessness of my energy. Patience takes courage.” It resonated with me so much that I had to write it down and bring it home with me. Patience is a virtue that I am still learning to master. I […]


I love this city. It speaks to me. It both energizes and drains my energy at the same time. It makes me think a lot. And sometimes it’s too much, and sometimes I can’t get enough. I love this city for the same reasons that I love people in my life: it’s honest, it’s challenging, […]

Half Full

A homeless man told me today that he loves me. He said these exact words, “Can you spare some change?” (to which I shook my head no and said sorry)… “I love you.” And that got me thinking about something that’s been on my mind anyhow, which is the idea of perception and reality. This […]

Half Man, Half Amazing

On the topic of love, I got some advice on the subway today, from a performance troupe who call themselves “Half Man, Half Amazing.” As I held my breath while they did backflips down a very narrow (and wet) subway aisle, one of the guys pointed out that “If a man can’t do that, ladies, […]

TV Fix

As you may or may not know, I don’t have TV. I haven’t had it for about a year, and it doesn’t seem to affect my quality of life. In fact, I like not having the excuse of television to keep me indoors and uncreative (nevermind how much time I spend on the computer). And […]