Despite all the energy I have spent for the better part of two decades trying to convince myself to ignore the strong pull of place, it turns out, being in the wrong place (especially after being in the right place) can take a real toll. So can two decades of beating yourself up for wanting something you don’t think you should want.
Real estate signs in fancy neighborhoods promise “luxury living,” but I know better. True luxury is actually owning a house rather than being owned by one. My family used to live in a fancy neighborhood. Really fancy. It was a… Read More ›
Returning from another wonderfully enjoyable and inspiring visit to one of America’s most iconic, unique cities has me reflecting on the benefits of living elsewhere for a month or longer. While we were in San Francisco for September, several people… Read More ›
Author Richard Russo hasn’t lived in his hometown for decades, hasn’t even gone back to visit. Yet Russo remains intimately tied to Gloversville, N.Y. , setting most of his books in a fading factory town like the one where he… Read More ›
Throughout this year, several bloggers will engage in a conversation here and on their blogs — asking questions of each other and responding. Others are absolutely welcome to join the conversation, as well. Learn more about the ladies of Blogversation… Read More ›
Brian d’Arcy James sings a Chinese food menu, a customer service manual and airline safety instructions
This is mainly for your summer Friday entertainment — but there is a bit of a Newvine Growing theme here. Tony-nominated Broadway actor Brian d’Arcy James grew up in my hometown, Saginaw, Mich., and I was wowed by him in… Read More ›
A mutual friend introduced me to Heather Newgen when Heather was moving to New York from LA last year. After trading several messages, we met for the first time in New Orleans — I was there on our semi-sabbatical and… Read More ›