Still Waiting

With each sign of Spring there seems to be a not so subtle reminder that the seasons, at least in New York, clash a little before one takes the baton from the other. As I watch the daffodils pop up in front of houses up and down the avenue—mildly obsessed with  their strength and form—I […]

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The First Sighting

Passing by a little dirt bed along a brick wall I saw the first signs of Spring yesterday. Typically I keep my love for Winter to myself. More than once over the past few months—as the ground was endlessly covered in a blanket of snow—I reminisced with a friend about how this was what it […]

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The Last Day

The world will mark dates later this week that hold more weight for the past year, but today is the day I remember. The day I could not spend with the one I love and would rather be with. Who knew what was to come. A year later she sits by my side—my office mate, […]

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D.C. or Bust

Whenever I am trying to describe to someone the feeling that a moment creates in my mind I think back to any one of the events in my lifetime that have carved such a deep memory that it can be recalled instantly. That is what inauguration day has become for me. This year however I […]

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Twelves Years Ago

Twelves years ago tomorrow I was standing in the bitter cold just off center of the Washington Monument witnessing my first presidential inauguration. I vowed that day that I would return every four years. Somehow I looked it as a new piece of my American identity. And try as I did this year, first finding […]

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A Day Late

Seeing as how I realized half way through the morning that it wasn’t Tuesday but was in fact Wednesday and then a few hours alter realizing that meant I didn’t post, I thought it was a sign to post something in honor of Veterans Day. Thank you to all who have served and all those […]

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A Nature Walk

I went on a nature walk today. Everything slowed down for just a little while. We put too much stress on big accomplishments—whatever that means anymore—and not enough on smaller moments. How would we get through our day without them. Without someone by our side to share them with. A neighbor, a friend, a pet, […]

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Someone at the Door

The noise out the window told a tale of greater chaos than I first expected. Warnings of severe winds and the side effects of Tropical Storm Isaias had been steady all morning. As with all such moments, there is nothing to fear until it happens. The winds blew threw and suddenly the neighborhood was brought […]

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