Monthly Archives: December 2012

Pretty as a Picture

As I had promised myself, I went into Manhattan for more photos of Christmas windows. It was a blustery day, the city’s towering buildings creating wind tunnels that cut straight through clothing. But after a fortifying cabernet and some delicious … Continue reading

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Christmas &c in New York

The Holiday season snuck up on me quite suddenly. Even at Thanksgiving, which seems to be the start of the holidays (if not Halloween), I hadn’t really grasped that the end of the year (and the world, if some were … Continue reading

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Doctor, Doctor

As is normal at this time of year, I got the sniffles last week. The demands of work being paramount, I tried to squelch the matter by trying zinc, which is allegedly effective at halting a cold in its tracks. … Continue reading

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Come a Little Bit Closer

Having lived for the last dozen years in a city that cherishes personal space as if it’s a religious tenet—it may very well be in Lutheranism—I am reacquainting myself with living in a city that is clearly an atheist in … Continue reading

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Food Trip (and I don’t mean Doritos)

It’s no secret that I love to eat, partly because my mother is an amazing cook. In addition, the fact that my family straddled the working class/middle class, paucity/plenitude divide means that I was introduced early on to a range … Continue reading

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