Tag: NYC

  • The Wisdom of the Stairs

    In response to WordPress’ Daily Post prompt, themed Break the Silence There is a french expression, L’esprit de l’escalier, that loosely means “the spirit of the staircase.”  The term comes from Denis Diderot’s philosophy that your best retort to a confrontation always dawns on you after you’ve walked away and regain mental clarity.  I experienced this a week […]

  • The Train to Ben Bartolone

    Today is the fifth anniversary of meeting my incredible husband Ben.  Just before we moved further into the suburbs, I was riding the N train back from visiting a friend in Astoria (where Ben and I first lived together) and thought about the stories connected to each station.  The N line, the Path, and now NJ transit […]