Archive for January, 2014

Australia 2014

Posted on January 30th, 2014 by Viveca

Kangaroo, Bonorong Wildlife Center, Tasmania, Australia

Note: This is part two of a six-week trip. For the previous installment, please see New Zealand 2014. We picked up a rental car at the airport in Hobart and drove to a house we’re staying at through Airbnb. I’ve been an Airbnb host for three years and am excited by my first time being […]

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New Zealand 2014

Posted on January 28th, 2014 by Viveca

Almost a year after my car got destroyed in a Hurricane Sandy-related incident, I was back in New York and ready to buy a new car, only I didn’t want to have to do any research, make any decisions, or negotiate with anyone about a price. A friend agreed to help me figure it out, […]

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Personal Identification Crisis

Posted on January 9th, 2014 by Viveca

Personal Identification Number

PayPal told me to enter my four-digit security code “one digit at a time.” How else do people type them in?

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The End of the Line

Weighing the options

SIR: St. George, Staten Island

Monday, April 9, 2012 Spring break for the Salisbury (CT) public ...

3: 148th Street/Harlem, Manhattan

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 I read a bit of that Quran, ...

S: Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn

Thursday, August 11, 2011 Boy if I thought Damaso changing his ...

NQ: Astoria/Ditmars Boulevard, Queens

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 It’s been almost five months since our ...

JEZ: Jamaica Center/Parsons Archer, Queens

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 We take the J because we both ...

SIR: Tottenville, Staten Island

Saturday, March 26, 2011 Holy end-of-the-line, Batman, Staten Island is really ...

2: Wakefield/241st Street, The Bronx

Thursday, March 24, 2011 We pull a last-minute switcheroo on our ...

R: Bay Ridge/95th Street, Brooklyn

Sunday, March 20, 2011 Ooph. No beautiful glowing glass art at ...

L: 14th Street/8th Avenue, Manhattan

Friday, March 18, 2011 This trip feels oddly important. It’s the ...

1: South Ferry, Manhattan

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Sometimes, admittedly not as often as I’d ...

L: Rockaway Canarsie, Brooklyn

Sunday, March 13, 2011 After 18 years here, the cultural associations ...

6: Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx

Monday, February 21, 2011 We went to Manhattan. We went to ...

M: Middle Village, Metropolitan Ave., Queens

Saturday, February 19, 2011 Yesterday kids were playing basketball outdoors in ...

A: Inwood-207th Street, Manhattan

Thursday February 3, 2011 The idea had been hanging over my ...