Notes on Nostalgia
When we woke up that first morning of fall, we expected more of the same hostile summer. What we got was a partly cloudy, slightly breezy, 67 degree day. And just like that, my mind was thrown into a flurry of memories I forgot existed and haven’t had to navigate since living in the mono-seasonal climate of South Florida.
Upstate New York
Sometimes though, it all gets a bit much and being delayed on public transportation four times in a week and having to carry all of your groceries up a 3-story walk-up and waiting behind a long line of tourists to do something you find commonplace start to lose their charm. When this happens and you need to get away for a breath of real, fresh air, you plan a trip upstate. Which is exactly what my sister and I did a couple of weeks ago.
S T L R Live at AP Café
In the heart of Brooklyn’s Jefferson Street district sits the unassuming AP Café. By day, the café is the typical hipster coffee shop/fresh food spot. The clean aesthetics and minimalist storefront are attractive to the millennial and millennial at heart and their back room is host to yoga, meditation, and creative events. Some nights though, like the first Saturday this august, are a very different story.
If You've Started Negotiating, You've Already Lost
I don’t remember exactly where I first heard it. It seems like one of those things that you just always “know” like a metaphor you use without really thinking about what it means. In the time I was growing up though, this phrase was far from metaphor and I remember repeating it often until it stuck with me and I assimilated it into my own worldview.