Louisiana, May 2010 How does landscape and surroundings inform our writing? Think back to the landscape you grew up in...does it manifest itself in your writing today? Or do you see more of your current landscape? So for today's prompt, think of a word that best describes that landscape. Take that word and do a … Continue reading Friday Writing Prompt
I have been waiting a week to try this one, ever since I saw it posted on Marcus Samuelsson's blog . It did not quite turn out like the picture on the blog, but it was quite good. As a side dish, I made green beans. I actually prepped and measured out everything before I … Continue reading Adventures in Cooking: Sesame Chicken and Szechaun Green Beans
I also came up with a great addendum to my musings on balance. Unfortunately, I completely forgot what I wanted to say. So, I will add ALWAYS WRITE YOUR IDEAS DOWN! I can't even count the number of times I have written the perfect line in my head only to forget it the next day.
Photo by Mihai Coman (http://mcoman.com/) I think that often in New York we are trained to be on our guard at all times, wary of anyone who crosses into our precious space bubble. And, a lot of the time, that is a fair way to go about the day, especially on the subway. We are … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness
It has been almost a year since my trip to Turkey, and my writing on those travels has been rather...nonexistent. I'll start to dip my toes into that with this picture. In the Cappadocia region of Turkey are these quite fascinating natural land formations known locally as "fairy chimneys." Early Christians used this landscape to … Continue reading Cappadocia, Turkey
One of my all time favorite authors is Nick Hornby. His prose is just brilliant. The kinds of passages that you want to grab the nearest pen and underline to share with everyone you ever meet. So I thought I would share a few of those goodies here. “People worry about kids playing with guns, … Continue reading Happy Friday!
Storm from a Williamsburg Rooftop, Summer 2011 I would say you become a New Yorker after surviving an earthquake and hurricane within a month. And Godzilla. Or most likely when you truly believe in the greatness of the G train. But I read this really lovely article by Jackie Berg on Thought Catalog. She says … Continue reading When do you become a New Yorker?
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I am a huge fan of Daniel Radcliffe. I saw him in all the Harry Potter films (obviously) and in Equs on Broadway a few years ago. For graduation, my brother got me tickets to see him in his latest play, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. It was fantastic! Since then … Continue reading Adventures in New York: Dan Rad
Ok, yes, St. Patrick's Day was this past Saturday, but I really wanted to share the awesome NOMs Sarah and I made to celebrate. First, we baked and decorated Guinness Cupcakes with homemade cream cheese icing. Here is us mixing things together. We used this recipe online. As suggested in the comments, I actually substituted … Continue reading Happy St. Patricks Day!