Monthly Archives: September 2016

documenting the fall of Man (and Mena)

I took an ungraceful ride down my first-floor stairs on Friday night. As I don’t remember anything about the actual fall, I can only say that I was performing a routine chore just before taking my dog for a walk in … Continue reading

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scraping the sky

I was already living in Massachusetts on 9/11, but my horror brought me right back to New York — to that view of the lower Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn Bridge, to the view from the tenth floor of the Hofstra library … Continue reading

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farewell to summer

Yes, I know, the autumn equinox is over two weeks away, but make no mistake — the unofficial summer season ends when Labor Day ends. Every year I view the passing of summer with a particular nostalgia. Having an August birthday, I always … Continue reading

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Septemberish

I have a complicated relationship with the month of September. Two weddings, one divorce, the beginning of the school year and the final crushing of several adolescent crushes are the highlights and lowlights. And I would be remiss to leave out 9/11. … Continue reading

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