Nest Renewal

by | Sep 26, 2014 | " Upper East Side, "Curb Your Enthusiasm, autistic spectrum, books, Brooklyn, dens, East End, empty nesters, Gamecube, leases, Manhattan, millennials, rental laws, rentals, Second Avenue, twins, views, York

     How will our family move forward into the future now that Max has moved out of our Second Avenue nest and into a Brooklyn studio with his girlfriend?  Henry and I seriously considered moving to a two bedroom apartment in a better building with amenities, like...

Rushing to Fall

illaudably by | Sep 19, 2014 | beach days, Central Park, cooler temperatures, daylight savings, fall, fashion, gray, Halloween, Hamptons, heat waves, New York City, pumpkin picking, seasonal affective disorder, summer, summer 2014, Type As

     Although poets have often extolled the beauty of leaves changing in autumn, I’m in no rush for fall.  (Millions of school children agree with me). ABC’s Eyewitness News reports that autumn officially starts on Monday, September 22nd. But doesn’t it seem like fall...

Nest Traps

by | Sep 12, 2014 | autism, college graduates, English, film, financial aid, Joan Rivers, Josipa Roksa, liberal arts, millenials, networking, Pace, Richard Arum, Robin Williams, unemployment, Vassar

      Why are so many students “drifting through college without a clear sense of purpose” and moving back to the family nest without a job after graduation?  According to a new book, Aspiring Adults Adrift, colleges themselves are the main culprits.  Co-authors and...

Labor Day Lessons

     Better to take a short, affordable vacation than slog through the hot summer without any break, right?  Well…sort of.  Maybe Labor Day weekend wasn’t the best time for a nest escape.  Or perhaps Gurney’s Inn wasn’t the best place for Henry and me (though it had...

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