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Monday 16 September 2019
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Posts by: Maureen

Of Wall Calendars & Finding the Porch Within

Buying a wall calendar is an important ritual for me. Despite the ubiquitous digital calendar reminders available, there is something so...

Thoughts After the First Snowfall-November 2016

The first snowfall comes like an unplanned ritual. We never know when, but when it happens we stop. Struck again by what seems a sudden and...

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Reply All Is Not Evil & Other Slogans for Happier Emailing

Email. Did you shudder? A tool once revolutionary and cutting edge has inverted itself as the bane of many people’s existence; a kind of...

The Exquisite, Sensual Chaos that is Rome

One of the beautiful bridges crossing the Tiber River in Rome. Rome drips. The city cannot neatly contain everything it holds. It spills...

Petrossian New York City: Perfect Spot to Sip Sparkling Wine

Certain establishments for me are synonymous with certain beverages. My favorite place to sip sparkling wine is definitely Petrossian in...

The Brandy Alexander

The Brandy Alexander is very sophisticated drink with a lot of intriguing history. (Thanks to curator at the Everhart Museum Nezka Pfeifer...

Sea, Silk, Cafes and Other Delights in Bursa, Turkey

My friend Serhat lived for a year in Bursa, tucked next to Mount Uludağ in western Turkey near the Sea of Marmara, the first capital of...

Spring at the Met: Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

We step off the subway welcomed by a blue and white mosaic with the neatly tiled words Lincoln Center 66th.  This was my third trip with...

For an Industrial But Cozy Space with Great Coffee Try Washington D.C.’s Chinatown Coffee Co.

Recently I found myself on a brief stay in the Chinatown section of Washington D.C.  And as the first thing I always do  in a city is...

A Texas Wedding

My friend  Alysia,  an Italian-American from Old Forge, PA  had moved to Texas. She had met her fiancee, Clay, who was in the Navy, on a...