New Jersey

Lotus Moment: A Story In Every Brick

By |December 7th, 2016|

Why This Is Awesome: As the year draws to a close, I find myself busier than ever. Dare I say, I’m almost too busy to blog. 😉

But I’m never too busy to remember to stop and take in my surroundings. I currently reside in a city […]

The Worst Lesson That Life Can Teach – American Pastoral Review

By |November 15th, 2016|

I did something rather odd last Tuesday. On the night of my country’s Presidential election, I went to the movies. I don’t have a TV, and even if I did, spending the evening waiting for election results felt … unnecessary. What makes this behavior […]

Lotus Moment: Grafstract In Progress

By |September 12th, 2016|

Why This Is Awesome: While taking care of business this Saturday along Halsey St., I had the good fortune to park my car in front of a mural in progress being created by Fumero, a Brooklyn-based artist, muralist and designer venturing out to our side […]

Why The Newark International Film Festival? Here’s Why…

By |September 5th, 2016|

I. Love. Festivals! A bit reductive, but it’s true. I love festivals. Music festivals. Book festivals. Fringe theatre festivals. I even love those festivals dedicated to just one type of food, like strawberry festivals. The ingenuity of the participants combined with the welcoming spirit of […]

Drinking In The Culture On A Shoestring Budget

By |August 10th, 2016|

When you fill your social calendar with gallery openings, theater performances, poetry slams and film festivals, you tend to earn a reputation as someone who’s “cultured” and urbane. Regardless of whether or not you can attend every concert or book signing, people begin to look […]

Year One: Brick By Brick

By |July 31st, 2016|

August 1, 2016 marks my one year anniversary of relocating to the East Coast and, as you can imagine, it leaves me feeling a little introspective. To be fair, introspective is kind of my default setting anyway so this is easier than you think. But […]

Now Is The Time When Thoughts Turn To Fire Monkeys

By |February 14th, 2016|

Every year I write a Lunar New Year’s post filled with goals and ideas that I aspire to complete. But this year, no grand aspirations came to me in time for the actual holiday on February 8th. And now, after a week of deliberation, I’m […]

Lotus Moment: Ripe For A Haunting

By |November 19th, 2015|

I Know What You Did Last October (Berman, Zola & Brooks)

By |November 10th, 2015|

It’s no surprise to anyone that NYC is brimming with guest lecturers and book signings to feed its massive bookworm population. And it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that someone who has met authors as varied as Ray Bradbury, Vanessa Garcia, Barbara Ehrenreich […]

Lotus Moment: The Lights Keep Me Warm

By |October 6th, 2015|

Why This Is Awesome: I take 3 forms of public transportation every day: a bus, a train, then the subway. For the most part, I accept that this is my life now. Other days, it makes me want to roll up in a ball and […]