New York was a Dream, a Memory, and a Haunting

Last weekend, I returned to New York for the first time in one year and nine months--the first time since moving back to the West Coast. I knew that because of the baggage I left behind and the loss I had experienced there that I needed a solid reason for my first return trip. That… Continue reading New York was a Dream, a Memory, and a Haunting

Hello to all That Part One: Goodbye to all That

Ever since Joan Didion called New York City “an infinitely romantic notion, the mysterious nexus of all love and money and power, the shining and perishable dream itself,” aspiring writers have been longing to move to New York, and almost as many to leave it. It's a part of the initiation process as a writer--drop everything,… Continue reading Hello to all That Part One: Goodbye to all That