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Central Park Snow Scenes: A Photo Essay

Although I will often share my deep and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will care to read them, photos are different. I do not feel entirely comfortable putting the vast majority of my photos out there for the internet to see because… I do not feel entirely confident in my own photo skills. I’ve recently started getting more and… Read more »

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The First East Coast Blizzard: Snow Stories

In a blizzard, everything takes longer. Getting dressed means pulling out the thermal tights, extra jacket and second pair of socks. Walking a few blocks feels like a genuine workout because taking each step also entails pushing aside lumps of snow. Even for those who have wisely chosen to stay within the confines of their own homes, plans to do things like answer… Read more »

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Living In A Small Space: Purging, Decorating and Rearranging

When you first move into a small room, you realize just how much every centimetre of extra space matters. As has already been bemoaned since time immemorial by 20-somethings who move to the big city for something or other, anyone who has lived in their own apartment (or, for that matter, lived with parents as an only child like I did during… Read more »

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Enough Time? New York in Numbers

Have you ever stayed up late at night stressing about the fact that there is just not enough time to do all the things you’d like to do? New York messes with you like that sometimes, as there are so many things to do and so little time to do them all. While I do… Read more »

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10 Things You’ll Learn From Moving To New York

When I was wandering the streets with a camera for one of my class photo assignments, a woman with a strong British accent came up to me and asked if I was from New York. After some consideration, I answered that I was not, though I did live here now and could offer her the… Read more »

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Relocations

You may be wondering why I’ve been away for two weeks. While the evasive ‘I’ve-been-busy’ answer would not be inaccurate, I should probably start and finish with the most accurate one: I have just now finished unpacking the two suitcases that I brought with me 0n my one-way ticket to New York.   That’s right. I started a… Read more »