Reestablishing the Village

Last year around this time, I was in Guatemala. The families we visited had nothing but each other. The chickens ran through their dirt floored living rooms where the children played, huge smiles spread wide across their little faces. The women, draped in long skirts,...


City Sidewalks: Community in the Chaos

Coming from a suburban town in the Bay Area- certainly not desolate, but a very tight-knit community, one of the things I feared the most about living in New York City was living in that extreme opposite; Sidewalks full of strangers. At home in California, I...


Halloween, City Style

Halloween is my most favorite holiday. It always has been. Last year, we had lived in the city for just two months and I couldn't bear to celebrate here. I was plagued with homesickness and it just felt like the right thing to do to go...