Tag Archives: L train

Thank you for your patience; we will be moving shortly

Dear readers, (and I’m fairly certain there are at least five of you out there, so I feel comfortable addressing you in the plural), I’m sorry for the delays. The STBR train has been a mess these past few weeks. … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Subways

I want to fall in love on the subway. I have it all worked out: It’s been a long day and I’m tired. I’m waiting patiently for the L at Union Square. The platform, instead of being packed out like … Continue reading

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Super Sad True Blog Post

My current book-in-progress is Gary Shteyngart’s “Super Sad True Love Story,” a cautionary tale about the paranoid, technologically advanced/obsessed dystopian New York we might inherit in ten or twenty years if things keep up the way they’re going. Our hero, … Continue reading

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On the Other Side of the Crazy Fence

Here’s a bit of subway truth for you: “Sometimes I aint so sho who’s got ere a right to say when a man is crazy and when he aint. Sometimes I think it aint none of us pure crazy and … Continue reading

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“The Science Of Opportunity”*

First off, “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” by Michael Chabon (how do you say his last name??) is a phenomenal read. Like, whoa. This guy is a genius. If I wrote down the definition of every word he … Continue reading

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Meditating on the L

Reading a book about mediation on the subway feels both futile and surprisingly useful. ‘The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times,’ by Pema Chodron, has been my underground companion for the past couple of days. … Continue reading

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