Author Archives: Neil

Fashion Blogger

As I mentioned on Facebook earlier,  I was walking home from my first ever check-up at the dermatologist (no problems, yay!), when I passed Lincoln Center and I noticed a group of people taking photos.  I had no idea that … Continue reading

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Fictional Characters of New York — #34

On the third day of my honeymoon, I knew my marriage was a mistake. Scott and I were in our hotel room, in bed after a long day sightseeing in Paris, when I looked over at my new husband.  He … Continue reading

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If There Were “Links” in Real Conversations

Tom’s Coffee Shop, near Columbia University. This morning. I am sitting with my two old college buddies, Barry and Rob. Just like we used to do in the past. Neil: It’s so great to sit down with you both in … Continue reading

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#Microblog Mondays 1 — Trying it Out

I’m terrible at joining communities online, unless I start them myself.  (Ha ha, what does that say about me?) But Melissa of Stirrup Queens always has new ideas to build community, and this one had special appeal to me.  The … Continue reading

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Fictional Characters of New York — #33

All summer, Josie observed the flitterings of romance between the library patrons.  While working behind the cold marble reception desk of the reading room,  Josie saw how the most unlikeliest of bespectacled readers and gaunt researchers succumbed to the power of … Continue reading

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Fictional Characters of New York — #32

It’s common knowledge in the Bronx that you don’t remain friends with your ex, but Xavier ached to prove the others wrong.  His ideas always ran contrary to common wisdom.  During his childhood, he prided himself on doing the opposite … Continue reading

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Fictional Characters of New York — #31

It was a hot summer day, when lazy minds drift off into the humidity. A family sat on the bench, waiting for the bus, after a morning of shopping at the Chinese supermarket. “How come Jen won’t let me play … Continue reading

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Fictional Characters of New York — #30

Lily felt depressed and didn’t know why. She avoided the news and the internet.  Her friends fought constantly on Facebook over the news of the day, and the tension made her body feel heavy, like a ship’s anchor falling deeper … Continue reading

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Internet Thoughts #1 — How to Respond to Stupidity

We all are apt to say stupid or contentious things at some part of our internet lives. What should be the best policy for dealing with it? What makes the internet a better place? Let’s come up an example. I … Continue reading

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We Are the Camera

photo courtesy of Wikipedia When I was growing up in Queens, people were afraid of walking the streets at night, fearful of “muggings.”  It became a cliche to hear about an elderly neighbor pushed onto the ground to have her … Continue reading

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