Archive | Brooklyn


Reflections on Dirty Snow and Political Hyberbole

When in Brooklyn I enjoy myself in a variety of uniquely urban ways. (I was back in the big city this week so that Debbie could meet with several book coaching clients.) I get my exercise by taking my three and five-year-old granddaughters to and from their respective preschools. This may not sound like much, but a […]

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10 Take Home Lessons From a Day in Manhattan

I enjoyed a uniquely New York day over a recent weekend. I will miss things about Brooklyn and Manhattan when I soon return to Maine. It started with an interesting conversation with my father-in-law who picked my brain about the medical aspects of an investment opportunity. Take Home Lesson #1: I know a lot about the principled […]

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Getting ready for cello concert

A Milestone? 913 Days and Counting

I’m sitting in Brooklyn Law School’s library scarcely noticing the deep roar of a firetruck as it rumbles by. After six weeks, we are ensconced in our Brooklyn lifestyle. The quiet beauty of Deer Isle seems very far away. We are used to the noise, the grit, and the diverse crowds clogging the sidewalks. And to […]

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A Brooklyn Trifecta: Small, Hot and Too Sunny

After a lovely Thanksgiving on the coast of Connecticut, we have taken a fortnight to settle into a new apartment on the cusp of Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill. What a strange and complicated world we inhabit. How do the social mores of various urban centers evolve to become so eccentrically different? And how is it […]

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Hello Brooklyn… We’re Baaack!!

One day after we moved out of our sublet, we stumbled onto the perfect apartment near our daughter and son-in-law in Brooklyn Heights. It’s a tiny 1 BR (yes, everything in Brooklyn is tiny) on the 10th floor of a building with a view south to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. I fell in love with it […]

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First Day in Brooklyn… Oh My (Meet Libby!)

The highways and byways of Brooklyn are a mystery. We woke this morning in our garden apartment, less than a block from one of the noisiest thoroughfares in downtown Brooklyn. But it was surprisingly quiet, as it had been overnight. Thank goodness. My nerves are shredded after scarcely 24 hours in the big city. I was […]

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