since we left off…

So as of June 2014 I’d been in Germany for nearly five years and had spent the last few of those years in varying degrees of unhappiness. I was in a relationship with someone wonderful who had relocated to Nuremberg for work, and I was trying to decide whether or...Read more
ryan & mariah

ryan & mariah

Ryan and Mariah got married not quite three weeks ago, and we all celebrated with them two weekends ago! It was really gorgeous fall weather in Stone Harbor for a lot of fun outdoor time: a pizza dinner on Friday on the deck at Stone Harbor Pizza, a lovely midday...Read more
stone harbor water

stone harbor water

  My dad and I go on a lot of bike rides when we’re both in Stone Harbor. When I was there in June, the water on the basins (mostly enclosed areas connected to the Intracoastal Waterway) was incredibly calm and the reflections were stunning.Read more
stone harbor sunrise

stone harbor sunrise

Ann came back to Stone Harbor with me toward the end of my 2 1/2 weeks in the U.S. and even though we stayed up late talking, I woke up a little after five a.m. the first morning we were there to a glorious orange sunrise. I debated for a...Read more
water taxi

water taxi

Another “Sorry, Stephen”: in the scant three hours we had between throwing Stephen on a plane and heading out of the city ourselves, not only did we make it to Times Square, we also rode the water taxi around a good bit of Manhattan. We didn’t have time for the...Read more
times square

times square

    I avoided Times Square when I lived in New York and never made it there with Stephen while he was in town, but as soon as Ann and I threw him on a plane back to the other side of the ocean, we made our way straight there. And you...Read more
manhattan’s streets

manhattan’s streets

  I wax a lot more poetic about New York City now that it’s been a while since I lived there and am far removed from the stress of working there — though even just visiting I find myself getting sucked back into the go-go-go routine, running around so much that...Read more
manhattan food recs

manhattan food recs

  1. Cienfuegos, East Village: amazing dark & stormy cocktails with homemade ginger beer; crispy avocado with guava habañero; excellent atmosphere. Yes, the cocktails are expensive. Yes, they are worth every penny. Excuse the blurry picture of the crispy avocado. I would have taken another shot, but we were too busy...Read more