I’m not athletic, but I developed a love for a new sport in Cold Spring: postcard hunting. I purchased four—the oldest postmarked in 1937 and the youngest in 1985—for a dollar each. My favorite lines: it is impossible to move a big, delicate plant in a car and Richard, it is lonely at this lake. […]
I turn to Edwidge Danticat’s The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story when I am on a stalled A train, when I am still in bed hovering between sleep and wake, when my knees knock against the hard seat in front of me on the Q37 as it rumbles over potholes. “There’s no […]
I didn’t expect to end up at the hospital. We didn’t hastily plan our overnight trip to Atlantic City earlier that week to wait for an X-Ray of my boyfriend’s meniscus. Our hunt for the only Bank of America ATM within walking distance led us to two security guards who pointed out two destinations: ATM […]
“The carnation is probably native to the Mediterranean region but its exact range is unknown due to extensive cultivation for the last two millennium.”—New World Encyclopedia i. Carnations get something of a bad rap on Sex and the City. On an episode that aired during season six, Charlotte escapes from her dinner date at […]
New York City to Georgetown, 20th of November. What began it all was the bright bone of a dream I could hardly hold onto.
SOUTH AMERICA Guyana is a Caribbean peculiarity Welcome to Guyana Few places on the planet offer peculiarity in such abundance as Guyana. Thanks to Sir Walter Raleigh and the British imperial crown, Guyana is South America’s only English speaking country. Since the end of slavery and indenture in the country, Guyana’s history has become […]
“They liked the service, but found the setting too foreign, she said. […] So, following an entrepreneurial instinct, she decided to introduce threading to a familiar environment for non-Asian clients. Last March she opened her SoHo salon, Shobha Threading, where three threaders greet customers in a cozy space with orange walls and wood floors, next […]