Monthly Archive:: May 2015
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer and is a great time to start your warm season to-do list. While most New Yorkers catch the first Friday afternoon train out of the city, New York is actually a fantastic place to visit in the summer with lots of free or low-cost events
In The Empathy Exams there’s not much that Leslie Jamison doesn’t cover on the spectrum of human suffering: disease, grief, violence, illness, wounds, pain, loss, regret. The book is not an exposition on gloom and doom, however.
There have been a lot of tragedies and unrest in the news lately – earthquakes, shootings, train accidents. While I often turn to books to teach me something, I also love escaping into the pages of a well-crafted, intelligent, and uplifting story. Unfortunately, many critically-acclaimed books aren’t exactly feel-good reads. Further, happy
True Story: In 1819, the 238-ton whaleship Essex was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in an isolated area of the South Pacific. The 20-man crew set out in three small boats to try to reach the coast of South America (the place they deemed safest).
Written on May 8, 2015
I’ve gone to some fantastic places with my freelance job at Oyster.com. I did most of my traveling through the fall/winter/spring of this year, therefore missing a good portion of New York’s brutal winter.
Cheryl Strayed is my new girl crush. I’ve been telling everyone I know about her because she. is. awesome. First, she wrote Wild, which was made into a movie with Reese Witherspoon and is everywhere lately.