Monthly Archives: May 2015

Road Trip: Valley Forge

A funny thing happened on our way to Gettysburg – we ventured off the beaten path and somehow slipped back another century in time. We set off from the city on a fine spring morning. As happens every time I … Continue reading

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Table For One: Dining Solo in NYC

Ten days alone in Manhattan! I wasn’t sure whether to rejoice or hire a bodyguard. I mean, I’ve spent enough time in the city to know uptown from downtown (despite my propensity to exit the subway and head the wrong … Continue reading

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Going Up: The High Line

Woke up to a beautiful spring day in the city yesterday and made a beeline for the High Line. I’ve visited many times since the park opened in 2009, transforming a rusted-out, busted-up, elevated railroad spur into a twenty-some block … Continue reading

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Call Your Mom.

In the Inspiring Dread category, Mothers Day is second only to Valentine’s Day. So many ways for it to go wrong! And yet, so easy to make it go right: just call your mom! If she is anything short of … Continue reading

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10 Things I’m Pinking About

Fifty-one weeks of the year I am all about basic black. But there is something about the first week of May: everything is fresh and new and zinging with spring! The world is blooming pink – pink roses in our … Continue reading

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