Category Archives: Just Me

Year of the Horse

The Chinese New Year is a fantastic opportunity to regroup on January’s broken resolutions. This year I did both the Manhattan celebration, and the parade in Queens the week after. Surprisingly (to a Manhattanite), the Queens celebration was a MUCH … Continue reading

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Ring Out the Old, Ring In the New

Hello 2014! I haven’t had much action on here since September, mostly because my last semester was INSANE. I taught nine college classes, and took two graduate and one undergraduate course. I could have survived the teaching just fine without … Continue reading

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The Family Doctor

My Father has a gift for mending broken things – broken hearts, broken dreams. He gets cars to start, computers to reawaken and toasters to churn out golden bread. With a dab of super glue, he fuses back together my … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Daughter

  Whenever I have chicken for dinner, I always make broth afterwards with the bones, even if I don’t have a particular need for chicken broth. My friends rave over my fluffy, homemade rolls that I bake from scratch. If … Continue reading

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Shhhhhhhhh

I lost my voice last Thursday. I wish I could find it. The day started out with me feeling a little vocal stress from the lingering effects of a cold. Unfortunately, Thursday is my long day, with classes from 8:00am … Continue reading

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Winter in Paris, Part I

I love traveling off season. Although I miss the glorious weather, I don’t miss the crowds, or the price gouging. January and February are fantastic months to visit the City of Light. Airfare is ridiculously low, and the city handles … Continue reading

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Raise Your Glass

I realize this is slightly belated, but: Welcome, 2013! I’ve heard only good things about you, and I expect to fully enjoy your company for the next 364 days. After a glorious holiday with my family in Seattle, I have … Continue reading

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