New Beginnings

Cherry Blossoms Prospect Park

Spring has arrived in Prospect Park (along with the hordes of people).

When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.” – Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

Happy Spring, all! Mr. Hemingway’s words strike at a good time – I am a little freer, with less engagements, and feeling more settled, so I hope to be HERE more. I also plan on making a few changes to the blog in the coming weeks and starting fresh in some of the categories and topics. Spring is the perfect time for new beginnings.

In addition, I’ve been to some exciting places and can’t wait to talk about them:

  • Brussels
  • Bruges
  • Amsterdam
  • Barbados
  • St. Martin
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Bahamas
  • San Diego, CA
  • Nashville, TN
  • Mexico

And, as always, I’ve been reading some great stuff and racking up my nonfiction game:


  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  • This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  • Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith


  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
  • This Is the Story of A Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
  • In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

Stay tuned for some fun book and travel talk!


Cherry blossoms and tulips at an NYU garden = spring incarnate.


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