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As part of his job, twice a year my husband has to get up earlier than usual, head out to a lecture hall and listen to a talk about being a responsible researcher.
â€œIt seemed like it would be a top romantic gesture at the time,â€ explained the man I sat next to at an especially lovely dinner party in Soho the other week.
There are many things that hipsters are really good at: wearing glasses in an ironic way, finding great deals on artisanal cheese or vintage Nike Air trainers, understanding the importance of micro brewing, restoring 80s video games, taking poetry slams … Continue reading
In the movie Serial Mom, staring Kathleen Turner as a suburban killer, she notices a woman committing the social faux pas of wearing white shoes after Labor Day. Now, this is a bit of a spoilerÂ alert, not a very dramatic … Continue reading
I was a reluctant camper as a child. Bugs, rain, sleeping on the ground â€“ not really my scene. On my return from my first guide camp I sat on the bathroom floor sobbing as ants marched out of my … Continue reading
If you do something that can be vaguely classified as creative â€“ in my case, writing â€“ for a living, sometimes itâ€™s good to put aside all practical concerns and embrace the idea that creating can be an end unto … Continue reading
My friends Jenn and Alan have invited us to a pie tasting party. And though Iâ€™d like to start a rumor that pie tasting is the new wine tasting in NYC, thatâ€™s not the case. Theyâ€™re bravely pursuing the dream … Continue reading
The other Sunday I shopped for a diamond solitaire. Platinum, Tiffany-style band, at least a carat, perfect clarity and color. I looked into the heart of the stone through a tiny magnifying glass and saw it sparkling back up at … Continue reading
Excitement in the Physics department. Christine has acquired an automatic stapler. Put the papers near it and it staples. Hands free.Â â€œItâ€™s literally the Most Amazing Thing I Ever Saw,â€ said Jon, a man who spent the last couple of weeks … Continue reading