Tag Archives: New York

Back to NY, Day One — Nanny & Pop-Pop’s House

My third trip back to New York was for my best friend’s wedding. Shannon and I met in sixth grade, became friends in seventh grade, and BFFs in eighth. So it’s been nearly 30 years. We went through junior and … Continue reading

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This Day By the Lake Went Too Fast

So as you may have read, I went to a Christian all-girls sleepaway camp in 1989, the summer I turned 14. And while there were good times to be had in the form of eating contests and songwriting, for the … Continue reading

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To Nanny, On Her 91st Birthday

Arrive. DING-donggggg. Shuffle shuffle inside. Tentative door open that got less tentative once she saw who it was. Echoey voices in the hallway leading up to the kitchen, where we’d say our hellos and have The Punch – filled with … Continue reading

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Airplanes

I grew up where throwing rocks in canyons is not allowed I grew up where growing up makes me awkward and proud I grew up where it was a difficult drive to the airport And I hope you have a … Continue reading

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A Candle

When I was young, there was pretty much no place I loved quite as much as Lake George, New York. I grew up pretty poor. To be fair, my parents were living the American Dream while it still existed, and … Continue reading

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New York VERSUS Colorado!

Do NOT mock my pro/con lists! ~ Rory Gilmore So a few weeks ago, I revisited New York. My home state, the place I lived for nearly 36 years. It had been nearly two years since I’d been there. Thanks … Continue reading

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New Air

When I moved to Colorado two years ago, one of the most healing things about it was the smell of the air. Though two years earlier, the altitude change made me feel sick in cold April, in warm May of … Continue reading

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