Tag Archives: NYC

Let’s go fly a kite


It was a scene, straight out of the ending of Disney’s Mary Poppins. Somehow I almost expected to see people popping into and out of chalk drawings and chimney sweeps kicking up their heels in front of me on the footpath.

In the early afternoon, on Monday, I met up with a former student. A teenager who participated in SADD, came with me on a field trip to see RENT in NYC and was a musical star in high school was in southern California for a show. The sixteen year old, who sat in my American History classroom over a decade ago, is now fully grown and living a life he loves. What more could a teacher possibly want for her students? Read the rest of this entry

NYC Straight Out of the Movies


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Did you ever have one of those moments that you think, ‘I must be living someone else’s life’? It’s a scene straight out of a major motion picture or a prime time drama and it just doesn’t seem real, but somehow, it is. Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw, I am not. But at this moment, as the resident pigeons search for dinner beside my aluminium table in Herald Square, I feel as if I’m channeling her writer side.

This week alone, I watched one of the old Law and Order episodes with both the actors who played Miranda and Mr. Big, and a friend posted an image of the Birkin bag she bought herself as a birthday treat. Read the rest of this entry