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Every time I think about the "idea" of summer in New York I hear an Eagles song. I'm thinking of the summer I spent living in Los Angeles, wishing I lived in New York. Okay, it was only a summer by school schedule standards; my alma mater Pepperdine University ends classes in late April, so I spent May and June and some of July daydreaming of the great glamorous East, where I would come...
Years ago, I found myself in an hour-long phone conversation. It was with a friend from middle school--a darling woman I met when we were 13. Back then, one of us had just transferred schools and was wearing a uniform-approved khaki skort (me)--the other had staples for earrings (her). Cut to ten-plus years later and I’m walking thirty blocks down from the office, chatting away until the summer sun set or my phone died,...
I used to work a fairly cushy, fairly mindless office job. When I happened to escape my desk for a doctor’s appointment or a mid-day hot dog in Brooklyn or lower Manhattan, I’d inevitably stop in a cafe to grab a coffee, steeling myself before my return. I’d look around the coffee shop at all the people there in the middle of the day, fiddling on their laptops or phones--they seemed to be on...
On the shallow end of what would have been my third summer in New York City, I fell back, a bit bruised, retreated west into the dry, gilded arms of Los Angeles, and watched the city grind on without me. Of course. Two months before I’d been bestowed both a gift and a nuisance: options. The Park Slope apartment building I squeezed into with three women from Craigslist was being sold. We received the preemptive boot...

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