10 years ago, in Te Awanga, New Zealand, this happened... 2010, Hawkes Bay Look at those kids! So happy, so young. This was the culmination of a big year for us, one in which we were planning our wedding in conjunction with planning our move to New York. We got married at Elephant Hill, a … Continue reading 10 years
Category: life abroad
A different New York
My friend Islandia took these photos the other day when she was out wandering. Islandia lives near midtown Manhattan, a (usually) heavingly busy place. What my beloved New York is going through right now breaks my heart. These photos, of course, are disconcerting because they show quiet where there should be activity, but there is … Continue reading A different New York
My favourite park in Manhattan
I think – in fact, I'm pretty sure – that of all the parks in NYC, Madison Square Park is my favourite. I don't go there often these days, but I used to walk through the park all the time, on my wanders from our old place in Murray Hill to Trader Joe's and Whole … Continue reading My favourite park in Manhattan
A flying visit to D.C.
Washington, D.C. has been one of my favourite places in the States from the very first time I came here, all the way back in 2006. Back then, I had brown hair, a shiny new degree, and only vague inklings as to what I truly wanted out of life. That first time in D.C. went … Continue reading A flying visit to D.C.
Life on the Upper West Side
It has been nearly a year since Hayden and I moved uptown. This fact really hit home the other day, when I walked south along the Hudson River. It was another beautiful spring day, and the fields were full of children playing baseball, just as they were a little over a year ago when we … Continue reading Life on the Upper West Side