Haikus to get me through the winter

Last winter was rough. Upon my arrival after the holidays, the city welcomed me with 9° F weather and an apartment with no hot water. This was the prelude to what became a very long January, full of an unforgiving sun (so bright - but where was the warmth?) and dull moods, as I had …

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Books that made me miss my subway stop [2018]

There were a good number of reads that made me pause in my tracks last year, but these were the ones that I couldn't stop thinking about, even months after having finished. Here they are: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Reading this masterfully crafted saga was damn near an other-worldly experience. For starters, this was the first …

Forgive me, New York

Forgive me for the sunny April day in 2016 when I succumbed to the morning commute’s mob mentality on 58th St. (between 8th and 9th) and entirely ignored the four foot high fire blazing in the sidewalk trash can. Forgive me that I ended up being early to work that day and very much could have …

What Will Happen

You’ll live in a city for a year, maybe two. It’ll take a lot for you to move, but once settled, you'll do the requisite two-to-three-month stint of loneliness and doubt and “Did I make the right choice moving here?”-ness and then, gradually but before you know it, you’ll make friends. You’ll make friends, and …