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always a day of remembrance

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My new office is a block away from the former World Trade Center. As I explore the unfamiliar neighborhood looking for lunch spots, I can’t help but wonder what it was like fifteen years ago. Before the terror. Before the … Continue reading

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A letter to me at sixteen

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On Friday July fifth, I turned thirty. It feels like just yesterday I was adding streamers to my two-wheeler and counting down the days until summer. And now I’m a real grown-up with a full time job, a soon-to-be-husband and … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July

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Happy Birthday America! No card I regret, but an ardent wish for a good year ahead for this country I so love. A sincere thank you to those who made this day possible–the soldiers, the freedom fighters, even the wig-wearing … Continue reading

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Miranda July does letters

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I got a tip from Miss Alex that Miranda July has a new project in the works. You can read all the details here. We Think Alone is an excuse to read some mundane emails from some pretty swell people. … Continue reading

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The World’s Smallest Post Service

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A while back my Mom and I found ourselves in Chicago. And a trip to Chicago is not complete without a stop (read: a full hour of browsing + buying) at Greer. Greer is one of my all-time favorite stationery … Continue reading

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you’ve got mail

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In July I stumbled upon a mixed media piece at the Westport Fine Arts Festival. The artist (who’s card I have fretfully lost, and therefore name I cannot remember, please comment if you know!) discovered some college dorm mailboxes, complete … Continue reading

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Sweet Airmail

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Confession: Valentine’s Day is my second favorite holiday (it is hard to top Christmas). And its just thirteen days away! Cupid is stockpiling arrows. And I’m turning my thoughts to love letters–the ultimate valentine. Nothing tops a heartfelt missive on paper. But perhaps … Continue reading

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after a long hiatus…

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… I’m back. I wish I had a juicy explanation for my absence, like I was off getting a Phd, learning Mandarin or solving international disputes. But no, I was just busy living a very ordinary life. I got a little … Continue reading

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one hundred and sixty-seven: a love letter for Lady Liberty

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Today marks the 186th anniversary of Lady Liberty’s arrival in the New World. She was a gift from the French and one of my most favorite city landmarks. … June 17, 2011 Lady Liberty, I raise my torch (read: wine … Continue reading

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one hundred and sixty-two: birthday wishes for Anne Frank

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I remember reading Anne Frank’s diary in grade school, sobbing at the sweet girl’s unfortunate circumstances. And then in college, visiting the secret annex where she hid and documented the comings and goings of her adolescent life. She was a … Continue reading

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