Neighborhood

09 Dec 18
THE PAPER

By: Sydney Eichenbaum “The Hate U Give”  is a groundbreaking movie inspired by Angie Thomas’ novel of the same name that deals with the modern issue of gun violence, police brutality, gang violence and racism by opening the lens as to what the Black Lives Matter movement means. The title is a reference to a […]

09 Dec 18
Trendy Motherhood

• I am a life and fashion loving mum to three clever, creative, genuinely happy, wonderful children who are also cheeky and crazy at times. That creativity and cheekyness is a blessing but also trouble. • I am an immigrant. English is my second language even though I started learning it at the age of […]

09 Dec 18
Only Today

Joan’s story……..  She spent her younger life much the same as Mae. Quite active with garden, yard and home. Lots of hours outdoors. In her early 60s she also moved into a smaller home with a little yard. While she could not have a big garden she still grew a few vegetables and herbs in […]

09 Dec 18
exploring life as a dinosaur

i featured this post in a different blog that i’m shutting down) – i wrote this last november right after A and i got back from his birthday trip to seattle & vancouver. before we went on our vacation, i scoped out (i.e., googled) some places to eat during our trip. sidenote: i’m one of […]

09 Dec 18
#FOMO

Many have asked me about my diagnosis wondering how I found out. So here’s the story…. I felt a lump. I didn’t think to much of it because I had fibroadenoma’s in the past. Halloween (Wednesday, 10-31) we were in our old neighborhood, per usual, and my old neighbor was recently diagnosed. After hearing her […]

09 Dec 18
Rosco's Reading Room

Good afternoon from sunny southern California. I am thrilled to announce that my Christmas-themed book is finally available! Rosco the Rascal and the Holiday Lights James’ and Mandy’s neighborhood has taken first place in the holiday lights Best Block contest. But will Rosco’s attempts to help, wreak havoc and wreck Opening Night? And will Mandy’s […]

09 Dec 18
Cambridge Writers' Workshop

Apply to the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Spring in New Orleans (March 14-17, 2019) Writing Retreat by February 5, 2019 on cww.submmittable.com! Known for its Spanish and French architecture, live jazz, Cajun food, and street festivals, New Orleans offers an inspirational and one-of-a-kind experience for writers. Our retreat features multi-genre workshops, as well as craft seminars […]

09 Dec 18
Channel 365

Older style vehicles are seen parked along Jefferson Street for the filming of a street scene for a movie being shot on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Troy, N.Y. (Paul Buckowski/Times Union) Older style vehicles are seen parked along Jefferson Street for the filming of a street scene for a movie being shot on Thursday, […]

09 Dec 18
legendary stories

Street. The singer continues on his way, to subprefects and verb of Saint Amand tell us the singing. The business, as they sing of dogs Christians and see that you can be necessary to make his spirit, agitated and Greeks; the pikes, heads. After the song then it crosses the second time, in my neighborhood, […]

09 Dec 18
Murica Derp

We tell true stories around here. It might be better if we told fake ones. I used to know a girl who used to date one of the Plain White T’s. Yeah, the “Hey There, Delilah” troubadour twerps. The gentlemen were always so keen to remotely serenade M’Lady. She’s for real, by the way. That […]

09 Dec 18
The Block Bulletin

Part Three: 10-13 OFFICER DOWN “T-O-N-Y Invade N-Y, multiply kill a cop, me and you, you got beef, I got beef / T-O-N-Y invade N-Y, multiply kill a cop..” Capone-N-Noreaga: “T.O.N.Y. (Top of New York)” “Cop shot, cop shot, cop shot, cop shot / keep shootin’ my people we will shoot back…Every police is a […]

09 Dec 18
Day 1

Kummerspeck. Noun.  German word defined as “grief bacon” or “sorrow fat”  A few days ago, I received an unexpected call from Gwen, a woman I’d known for years in AA meetings. She’d heard of my recent divorce and wanted my new address so she could send me a Christmas card. “How’s it going?” she asked. […]

09 Dec 18
WPIX 11 New York

LINDEN, N.J. — A man who barricaded himself inside a home after he crashed a car while being pursued by police has been taken into custody. The crash occurred late Sunday morning in Linden. It wasn’t immediately clear why police were chasing the man, but officials noted that it occurred shortly after a robbery at […]

09 Dec 18
Mike Angell

This Advent, could John the bedraggled saint point us to a better way? Can we let the recovering addicts, those who have done the work and kept coming back, can we let them be our guides? Can we trust even the unexpected signs? They point toward the inexact work of setting our hope beyond ourselves.