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“I have les iPhones!”

You know what smart people do when they move to a foreign country? They plan on getting a bank account and a phone in their new country. You know what I did when… Continue reading

The Plant Flowers on Dead Relatives’ Graves Tour, 2020

Back in January, I planned all my trips for the year – some great ones that I was really looking forward to, but none more important than the one I began calling the… Continue reading

Everyday Granite

A few years ago, I moved to Paris to write a book about life after my mom’s death. (And do other things, too—like live in freakin’ Paris.) The focus of the book changed… Continue reading

We’re All Paris, One Wine Cork at a Time

It was Saturday morning, the day I took these pictures. Just like today, and yet not anything like today. My friend and I had stayed out all night in Paris, something we vowed… Continue reading

The Best Gift You’ll Ever Give: A New Memory

{About a 2-minute read} I walked through her house and grabbed everything I could fit in my arms. They were just things. Glasses. Scarves. Coffee cups. Pens. But they were her things. The… Continue reading

You Are Who You Meet: Why Your Daily Five Can Make or Break You

{About a 4-minute read} Two years ago, if you’d asked me who I spent the most time with, my answer would’ve sounded ridiculous. Because the truth was, I spent most of my time… Continue reading

How to Do Something You Know Is Completely Stupid but 100% Right for You

{About a 3-minute read} I have big, amazing news, everyone: I’m expecting. Before you start having visions of me injecting my single-not-dating-a-soul ass with drugs that make me fertile, let me stop you.… Continue reading

How to (Attempt to) Break a 2-Year Writer’s Block: Make a Few Stupid Lists

{About a 2-minute read} Blogosphere, I hardly recognize you. So much has happened since we last hung out regularly: The Boston Marathon bombing. A royal baby. James Gandolfini, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams,… Continue reading

Espresso Balsamic Vinegar, The Filling Station, Manhattan

You know what’s great about New York? You can find absolutely anything–and I do mean ANYTHING. Like a store with forty or fifty kinds of salt, just laid out beautifully before you on… Continue reading

Lost Love Found: Marina Abramović e Ulay, MoMA 2010

Wow, this is super intense and very powerful. Read the description below BEFORE you watch. Like a lot of other people commenting, I found myself wondering what happened next. One commenter said it… Continue reading