Courting Destiny doesn’t look like this anymore:
We were a cover story! Once back in blogging’s ancient days.
I live in the South, not South Florida, a few blocks from the ocean, and two blocks from the main street. It’s called Main Street. Amazes me too.
I’m from New York. A Long Island girl, and proud of it now. Then I hated everything about the suburbs. Yet somehow I lived in a few great Long Island Sound towns after high school.
I was passionate about everything—from politics to love, oh sweet sad love–we do have an amazing history.
I moved to Manhattan when I was 25. And yes, was as passionate about my life in Manhattan–first the East 60’s off Fifth (rent stabilized studio mini-loft): then a small one bedroom coop on Riverside at 75th Street.
I have an incredible memory for things that happened to me or that I bore witness too. Probably because I had to train myself to have a visual memory.
If I seem to be all about place it’s because our place in the world shapes us into who we become. And even in the worst of days, I had a Nora Ephron view of New York.
I shaped my life into something amazing and will never be ashamed for any of it.
I had a front row seat to the changes in the city, country and the world, and invite you to come along on the journey back in time.
Eight years ago I found out the name for the slight neurological disorder I had figured out I had. After I stopped thinking I was bone sheet crazy. This was comforting. Then it wasn’t. Maybe it helped shape me. Maybe it didn’t.
Either way I spent my very prolonged youth having experiences and adventures because I thought that was what life was about.
Now I thank me for the memories.
And still love to travel. Still love to make new memories. The only song lyrics I can remember (and I love music) are “make new friends but keep the old….” as that’s the backdrop to my life.
Six years ago I bought and renovated a house. I’m the least handy person in the world! After I learned a house doesn’t come with a super, I settled in. For the first time in my life I felt complete. It’s an amazing feeling.
I’m writing a book. If you’re interested in publishing me, agenting me, editing me please get in touch. Or if you just want to say hello.
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Go to archives “August 2004” if you want to begin with the first posts.