Today on the Train: Broken Hearts Club

A couple of days ago on the train, I witnessed two broken hearts. I can only relay my interpretation of their story, and no matter what the actual truth is, seeing them together, it is hard not to feel a bit of their pain. We rode together for nearly a half hour, from 167th St,…

Today On The Train: The Love Paradox

Since moving to New York City, I have constantly been observing the world around me; watching and learning lessons, both about myself and society as a whole. One constant forum for these lessons has been the MTA. Nearly every day I step onto a subway platform and board the train on my way into Manhattan….

The Decision That Changed My Life

And then one day the decision was made and life hasn’t been the same since. I left the beaten path and began a slow and meandering, aimless journey into the bramble of the unknown. I left my cozy security blanket behind and set out to do… who knows what. I set out to do something…

The Year of Adventure: Update

Earlier this year, I defined this year to be my Year of Adventure. I outlined a very ambitious list of goals that I had for myself. If you’d like to see the list, you can read my post here. Now, I haven’t done a lot of the things that I set out to do, but I…

The Time In Between

It’s been more than 4 months since my last post. Maybe you’ve been wondering what’s been going on with me. Maybe you’ve been worried that something bad has happened to me. Perhaps you didn’t even notice my absence at all. That hurts my feelings. Well, I just wanted to take a second and tell you…

Lewis Carroll

Love this verse by Lewis Carroll. It can be read across and down.

Freewrite: Love

to me love is like that time, when you were a kid – or those many many times in my case – when you were allowed to eat as much candy as you wanted – not that my parents always let me eat candy what i mean is that the rest of this story happened…

In Remembrance

Funerals are sad, this is undeniably true. But, something wonderful happens at them that I was struck by today. Funerals are kind of like weddings in that people only think about the good things. Animosity and hatred are abated, grudges are forgotten and families remember that they are family, for at least an afternoon. Today,…

Allen & Shirley

The other day, i spoke for a long time with my sister, Sam. The thing I really love about her is that that she is an old soul. I think that has a lot to do with her upbringing, but she has a great appreciation and nostalgia for the past, especially our childhood. We talked…