Many of you know the story of how I survived when I moved to NYC. How I slept on a friend's couch, how my friend let me stay there for quite a long time (more than four months), mostly rent-free in exchange for giving his diabetic cats shots twice a day. I arrived at his… Continue reading on helping a friend
"I'm here to be me, which is taking a great deal longer than I had hoped."—Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith 1. Thank you all for continuing to show much generosity via that Buy Me a Cuppa Joe? link down there at the bottom of the front page. It's always special and a… Continue reading on, well, many things
I was physically assaulted at work early Sunday morning by a client so coked up he was hallucinating sparkles of dust in his eyeballs. I saw him do five bumps within a 45-minute period (when he thought I didn't notice), and I'm sure he did more when I was out of the room warning the… Continue reading on trauma of all flavors
For those new to the city or visiting Manhattan for the first time, this is a visually stunning and simple-to-follow primer.
The Manhattan subway map looks like a confusing mess, but it’s actually pretty simple. Even the most fresh-faced transplant can make sense of it, if you just break it down into what you really need to know:
1. Manhattan is pretty much a rectangle.
2. Most trains run up and down the island.
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This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you.—Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist This isn't a love story, not really. More accurately, not only. To brand it a love story places… Continue reading this is what we call love