A New York minute

I was recently in New York City for the day with my family. As we walked out of the World Trade Center subway stop, we walked onto ground I had only seen in video footage. I’d been to New York City before, but the last time was just weeks before that dreadful 9/11 day. My…

Show me the green

New Yorkers are crazy. We all know that. But sometimes they’re crazy in a very sane way. Take real estate, for instance. They pay, on average, about 50 cents on the dollar, or roughly $400 per square foot in even a small apartment/condo, for a bit of outdoor space. Let me translate that for you:…

Caution: Children at play. Exercise at your own risk.

Exercising after having children is like trying to meditate in the middle of Times Square. It’s loud, chaotic and you’re not quite sure what the crazy peanut gallery is going to come up with next. Case in point: today, I decided to exercise at home due to schedule constraints. I should really know better. Really….

Shaddup, shaddup, shaddup

We are a society of motormouths. Yes. Us. And by us, I mean us ugly Americans. There is a reason we got that unattractive nickname overseas. And we continue to display it with alarming regularity. We’re not always dissing another culture, though. Many times, we’re unwittingly dissing the person sitting right next to us. We….

And for my next act . . .

I’ve learned to brush off many annoying things in life. Gossip? No problem. Don’t give much thought to people who chat about lives they’re not living. The person who counts out exact change in front of me in line? Infinite patience. Pity me, though, and you will see steam rising from every pore. Pity is…