January 2013

A letter in an email.

Note: my friend Rex and I like to exchange “letters in an email” and the subject line here was: I need help. I wrote and sent this email on October 11, 2011. I recently found it in my archives and chuckled at how much–and how little–can change in a year. I’ve inserted links in of all the things […]

January 14, 2013 Continue reading…

You don’t have to go across the world to find yourself

I forget when exactly I learned the definition of equanimity–it was at some point on my travels–but I do remember thinking that I did not possess it. Equanimity is defined as mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation: the stuff of army generals, presidents, English people. The opposite of equanimity […]

January 11, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from the swings

This is a little departure from my regular “postcard” posts, but, alas, my external hard drive is broken (with, you know, all of my photos since 2009–don’t even offer any insight on the importance of backing things up as I assure I have already yelled it to myself in my head) and the wifi at […]

January 10, 2013 Continue reading…

Why I love Paris in January

Now that January has hit New York City, I’m having pangs of Paris envy: my mom and I took advantage of cheap airline tickets and spent 10 days in Paris on my long winter break when I was in college a few times. They were my favorite mother-daughter trips: we ate well and shopped well, […]

January 7, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from the Bahamas

I only spent a day in the Bahamas–the curse of the cruise ship vacation–but it was exactly the burst of Caribbean sunshine that I needed after a few chilly months in New York City. Seriously, the water was THAT clear. And the sky was WAS that blue. The few brief hours we spent dipping our […]

January 2, 2013 Continue reading…

A drinks-free start to the year

Things I like: a chilled glass of sauvignon blanc just about any evening, a crisp IPA on a sunny patio, creative cocktails with a vodka base, mulled wine by a fireplace on a chilly night. I like catching up with friends in trendy bars, secret speakeasies, laid-back pubs. I like to sip a glass of […]

January 1, 2013 Continue reading…