Month: January 2014

Life’s Soundtrack

We had a hunter green rug in the living room of the house I grew up in. I would find a sunny spot during the winter and lay there soaking up the warm rays while listening to the radio. I heard stories of a girl with a horse named Wild Fire who ran away during a storm, a little boy…

City Girl in the ‘Burbs

The first several years of my life were lived a few yards from the thundering Atlantic ocean on Beach 129th Street in Rockaway Beach, Queens. Wildlife came by way of seagull, pigeon, the occasional crab and sometime dolphin. The rest remained under the surface of the sea. At 18 I moved to Manhattan and spent the next 21 years living…

Unsubscribing…I hope.

I spent 4 hours unsubscribing from countless email lists on Sunday. These included everything from clothing retailers to furniture retailers, gardening sites to President Obama. And each time I pushed the unsubscribe button I got taken to a page that asked me to enter in my email address (really?), take a short survey and on many occasions asked me to…