If you think we’re living in a post-gendered world, you’re sorely mistaken. Kunal Modi, friend and former LIFT-er, in his well-authored, spot-on response in the Huffington Post to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s recent op-ed in the Atlantic, Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.
Here is a list of the documents required for me to become an Italian citizen: (please note these all need to be translated into Italian and have an apostille…whatever that is) Your maternal great grandfather’s birth certificate from Italy Your maternal great grandmother’s birth certificate Your great grandparents’ marriage certificate Your maternal great grandfather’s certificate of naturalization OR… Continue reading Finding Angelo: or how an American obtains Italian dual Citizenship
These always remind me of my Grandpa, because he taught me how to stick them on my nose! (Taken with instagram)
“Grandma?” the man with the backpack said, crossing the street to get a better look at the elegant elderly woman walking down the sidewalk with a cane. “Oh hello!” she said, turning, apparently surprised to see him. He hugged her in greeting. “Happy birthday!” the man said, “I actually have a card for you up… Continue reading
I can’t wait until the next time I travel or decide to let mom know where I am. Even if she reads about this awesome service called hashtagmom.com here first, the first call will undoubtedly result in lots of giggles and sighs of relief, followed by confusion and reasoning, followed by a call to my… Continue reading The perfect way to let #mom know you got there ok.
Here’s what I had from 2011, and what happened: - enjoy my job transition and make the most of it Definitely have learned a ton, so CHECK! - learn to bake desserts All year in my head, this resolution was to learn to like dessert and not to bake it, and I’ve recently enjoyed some… Continue reading Resolutions: checking in and checking out
Once again, I am hosting the family for Hanukkah* this year, and I wanted to share with you one of my favorite traditions that we have on my mom’s side of the family. Every person describes an organization that they care about and why, and then we pick one out of a hat that we… Continue reading A holiday tradition
This photoset and post is from my friend Kate, who is currently traveling through parts of Africa. This post struck me as simultaneously sad and beautiful. One of my highlights last week was my trip to the Elephant orphanage in the Nairobi National Park. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/ is a center where they… Continue reading
I like the man-smell of a hardware store: odors of old leather, fresh cut lumber, oiled machines, limey smell of plaster and new paint. I like the men who come to hardware stores, men with calloused hands in dirty jeans and sweaty shirts, men who work. I remember times we came together for shingles and… Continue reading
Anyone who knows me or is a loyal blog reader knows how much I love NYC Parks. A not-really-but-basically cousin is one of the voices behind an awesome effort to bring a park to Chelsea. 136 W. 20th St (between 6th and 7th aves.) is currently vacant (BORING!) and for people who live smack in the… Continue reading Another NYC Park!