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Goodbye, New York

No Comments 14 June 2012

My trip is coming to an end tomorrow and I’ll return to regular blogging soon. In the meantime, here are a few more pics from my trip home. Some more remembering to stop and smell the roses…. Momma representin’ Marfa in Central New York My friend Dan is the vineyard manager at Long Point Winery [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life, Travel

Remembering to Stop and Smell the Roses

2 Comments 13 June 2012

As I get older, trips home vary in emotion. When I travel back to Central New York in the winter, I join the legions of individuals who feel depressed and forlorn. My hometown feels as though it has been forgotten- which it has, in a way. However, during the summer, the area feels alive and [...]

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The Importance of Shopping Locally: A Personal Story

2 Comments 02 June 2012

Last week I wrote about the inspiring entrepreneurial spirit of Austin, Texas. Small business is a subject near and dear to me. I grew up in a family-owned and operated clothing store named Leonard’s in Central New York. Closing the business after 35 years was like a stake through the heart of my family. When [...]

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Featured, Music, Pop Culture

NYC vs. LA: According to Music, Which City is the Saddest and Loneliest?

8 Comments 12 April 2012

source While sitting on the can the other day, I thought of Warren Zevon. I thought of his East LA anthem “Carmelita”, a song where the lead character calmly admits to being “all strung out on heroin on the outskirts of town.” From there I moved onto Zevon’s more personal “Desperadoes Under the Eaves”. In [...]

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Hipstercrite Life

The Road Stays the Same

4 Comments 03 November 2011

This stretch of road never changes, only I do. Every twist and turn and is the same and will be for hundreds of years. Only I will go away. All the times I made this drive, I never could have guessed what the future held for me. Now I’m here and all I can think [...]

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Hipstercrite Life

Silver Leaf Wallpaper

No Comments 01 November 2011

Visiting home is always…always… I’m not sure what the word is. Every time I visit home I feel different. Like the arm of a clock on a different time. When I was 22, I was 3AM, when I was 25, I was 4PM and now the clock rests on noon. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve [...]

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Austin

Can’t I Go to Both Hell AND Texas?

12 Comments 20 May 2011

Yesterday my mother emailed me the above picture with the caption, “Remember this picture? I call it “Future Texan”. I’d like to call it, “Future Toddlers and Tiaras Reject”, but “Future Texan” will suffice. I’m a Northerner. A Yankee. I come from land where for six months of the year social interaction and entertainment is [...]

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