It’s situations like these where having my face pummeled by walking or stomping or running or jumping feet is validated. We all have our moments. These instances come across as obvious or picked up on after a brief amount of time. If I had a heart, it would be worn on my sleeve. (Actually, there is a heart within me, […]Read more "Caught in the Rain"
It’s calming to see a content animal, to feed off of their joy. If I’m not scratching a dog’s belly, cradling the cat or rubbing the ears of a rabbit, it’s comforting to see the fulfillment others get out of doing the same. During the past week I spotted a German Shepherd walking proudly. It […]Read more "Lucky Dog"
The Irish Repertory Theatre has a reputation to uphold. The company is “small” and prominent, one that doesn’t have a huge and gaudy marquee, but it does have a big voice. For those who’ve seen a show know, and seeing one for first time was perfect enough to make me a believer. The initial reaction: Being greeted […]Read more "New York Stories: ‘Ghosts of Barrooms Past’"
New York City subway music. Oh, yeah, I’ll tell you something, I think you’ll understand, When I say that something, I want to hold your hand… Musicians could have played The Beatles on repeat while in England, and the ear candy would have given me mountain-sized goosebumps. I could have eternally rested comfortably if I […]Read more "New York Stories: ‘Saturday in the Park’"
One day I’ll fully understand the tug of war with kids. Just the other day, a coworker and I were chuckling over an anecdote. She said that one day I’d understand: When you think you have the upper hand, you don’t and probably will — at least not for a while. For the moment, I’m […]Read more "New York Stories: ‘Kings for the Moment’"
It wasn’t until hours later when the police arrived to the scene. Depending on the people around, some may have called it a crime scene while others may have not have gone that far to classify it as something. Some may even have called it nothing. I would have preferred it if one guy called it “just […]Read more "Heeding Neglect"
I feel at home at the Museum of Modern Art. It’s an educational beacon. Most of the time — this defines a successful trip — I leave wanting to research artists for their art, for their madness. Write something memorable, he said. Some guy. Because writing something memorable allows you to be memorable, more marketable, […]Read more "New York Stories: ‘Just Art?’"