Theory of the Field Hockey Stick is Revealed


  Can’t they make those field hockey sticks longer? All that hunching. Those poor girls. Who can hunch for that long? My back hurts just watching them. Think of all that lower back pain. And how can they run properly while hunching? They can’t. They try, but maximum speed? Not a chance. And has anyone … Continue reading Theory of the Field Hockey Stick is Revealed

The Best Advice


photo by drburtoni During a recent interview for a book blog, I was asked what was the best piece of advice I had ever been given. The interviewer most likely meant writing advice, but all I could think of was the time a dentist told me it didn’t matter when someone flossed their teeth, just … Continue reading The Best Advice

Caroling on a New York City Bus Is Better Than a Flash Mob


photo by David Bone When I lived on the Upper West Side, I took the 79th Street crosstown bus to my office on Fifth Avenue. I had many choices of transportation, but I favored the M79 particularly because if I took this bus from Columbus Avenue at around eight o’clock in the morning, I’d have … Continue reading Caroling on a New York City Bus Is Better Than a Flash Mob

New Jersey Monthly: Food For Thought


Illustration by Richard Faust It was a few weeks before my 34th birthday, and I was seven months pregnant with my first child. My husband, a native of Wyckoff, and I were living in Manhattan. We worked long days back then and didn’t cook much at home. After all, we lived in New York City, … Continue reading New Jersey Monthly: Food For Thought