Confronting Buddy

This blog is the result of a weekly writing prompt from my writing group for the word confrontation. Enjoy...

Best Picture Dinners: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is not a movie that lends itself to thoughts of a meal. It is a film infused with the images and emotional reminders of what was, for so many, and for the boy at the heart of the film, The Worst Day. But here's the thing of it: when there's emotional upheaval, food can provide comfort. And that's how I decided to design this meal: comfort, inspired mostly by the film, but also by the lives lost that day....more

The Athena Film Festival: Rocking Women in Film

There are not many movies that have left my hands trembling long after the end credits have rolled, trembling both with raw physical emotional response and pure ecstatic inspiration. But writer/director Larysa Kondracki’s film The Whistleblower did just that at the Athena Film Festival Friday night in New York City. ...more

New York in the Movies — The Myth, the Legend

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Home at last in Kensington Brooklyn

The pride of America flying from the front of our houseAfter 3 months living in a ...more
Welcome! I hope your arrival and stay will be an easy transition and a comfortable stay. I am ...more

Some things I noticed in New York

Back in March my pal Bindi and I abandoned our husbands to ten days of looking after themselves, while we took a little jaunt of our own off to New Yor...more

Author's Notes: When I Get To New York

[For the original article, click here.]I've never been to New York, but someday I'll get there.It's been a dream of mine; growing stronger every day. Especially whenever I watch the holiday programming.A few months ago, I decided to voice that longing in detail. And give myself a little inspirational kick.The economy being what it is, I may not vacation to NYC anytime soon...but at least I can dream. ...more

What We Can Learn From Muslim Cabbies and Jewish Bakers

Did you hear the one about the Muslim taxi driver and the Jewish bagel shop owner? No, it’s not the start of a bar joke, it’s a true story that confirms my belief that breaking bread – or bagels -- can go a long way toward bridging even the deepest cultural rifts....more
Mmmm....we have sticky rice at every Thanksgiving, too!more

Worst places to go into labor in New York city

Who me? Do you need my help?...more

Turf Wars, Nanny Style: Why Won't They Talk to Me?

We have a lease on our present apartment til December 1st, the plan is that by that time not only will we have a new addition to the family, we will have decided where we want to settle in New York City permanently. It’s not that I don’t like what the Upper West Side (UWS) has to offer -- lots of kid’s classes, parks, proximity to Central and Riverside Parks, the many different playgrounds and cafes, restaurants and stores that cater to kiddies all within walking distance. But there is one big thing that I don’t like: the nannies....more
I have the same problem at my son's gymboree class. When I took my daughter 3 years ago it was ...more