I can't think of any better way to bring 10 Cities / 10 Years to a finish than with a cross country road trip.
I am where I am because of the choices I made nearly a decade ago. Which is to say, after a long and winding road, I am finally in the city I wanted to live in when I was 17-years-old.
Tunnels fill and tunnels whistle with the passing of trains from Manhattan to Brooklyn, carrying doctors, patients, lovers and lusters, in expectant hesitation and anxious calculation
Time has come for me to start turning my focus towards my next city, New York. It's also my last city, so who am I kidding, my focus has always been on it.
For the last day of my road trip, I left D.C. early and headed to Philadelphia, the second city of my project, and one of my more unusual years.
"How about you? You a local?" "Currently local." ~Snippet of a conversation. I make a lot of single-serving friends in my life, usually in bars. When I first moved here, I stopped into a local bar, sat on a stool and after a couple drinks struck up a conversation with a woman sitting next to … Continue reading Currently Local
This will be quick and to the point, because while a lot could be said on this momentous occassion, it doesn't need to be. Progress has been made and New York has joined the (small) rank of states that have begun the intelligent and, frankly, inevitable march to the future. I believe even people who … Continue reading New York Gay Marriage
Happy Post-Thanksgiving. Move on. You aren't special. Gezuz. I wonder, where is your favorite place to live? I get asked that a lot, especially when I've first moved to a new city (or moved relatively recently). "So, how does 'City Z' compare to the other cities you've lived in?" Each city has its own personalities. … Continue reading Canaan