Tag Archives | New York City

Ric Dragon

Ric Dragon’s Handmade Cotton Shirt is also a Talisman

The other day on Twitter, I saw a friend I met through #BlogChat — Ric Dragon (@RicDragon on Twitter) say he was worried about not meeting a 2013 goal he had set for himself. It was a goal around writing a certain number of blog posts and guest posts. All I could think was it […]

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the wind from Katrina

The “We” and “Me” of A Crisis

This morning I was still waking up when I read a great blog post by my friend Colleen Newvine Tebeau (she was the one who encouraged my purchase of JZ, the deck rooster). She’s one of the friends in the New York area who were on my mind as I watched Hurricane Sandy. The crisis unfolded […]

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Jersey Shore visit in the 90s

A Week of Being in a New York State of Mind Thanks to Hurricane Sandy (Day 2)

A week ago, I was hoping the Weather Channel and all the others had the models wrong. As I saw maps projecting that Hurricane Sandy could hit Washington or New York, I just had to hope it didn’t. Surely weather patterns could change and let it stay out to sea. Yeah, I’m a dreamer. But […]

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Lady Liberty & the Manhattan Skyline

Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty from the Water

During out recent trip to New York for Kazu’s 16th birthday trip, we had the unusual and incredible opportunity to go out on the water with my friend Gary. We motored out of Brooklyn, going past Coney Island, under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and across the wakes of ferries to see the Statue of Liberty […]

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Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. -Lennon

Travel Can Be the Best Teacher

I became an aunt really early… first niece was born when I was 15 years old. So I learned to drive a four-speed with a babyseat in the back. Still remember what it felt like when I took a corner a bit too fast and didn’t have power brakes to help a girl out. Sure […]

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vegetables delivered to my office

Soda Ban for New York? Thoughts from a Former Coke Addict

I don’t know if you have paid attention to the news, but there is a new proposal in the works for New York. The idea of instituting a ban on large sodas (pops, Cokes, or whatever you call it) has been proposed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. It would limit restaurants to serving […]

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Michelle Tucker, Katie Pinke & Val Wagner

The Friends & Faces of my #140conf Small Town Experience

I know that I am going to post too much about the #140conf small town. Afterall, I have already posted on it multiple times (accepted to speak, pumped about it coming soon, the cool space night….) and there will be more. But I wanted to explain why I am so excited over something like this […]

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the World Trade Center sculpture

Personal Account of 9/11 — September 11, 2001 & 10 Years Later

The fact is that ten years ago, world events changed the way I will forever hear the words “September 11th” or the number “9/11.”  Like most adult Americans at the time, I can vividly remember where I was, who I was with that day and how I felt. And while I was glad to share […]

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