My first glimpse of New York City was from the window of a train car on the Long Island Railroad. It didn’t hit me all at once; instead it came in slow bursts. It was better this way; I had time to process it. First, miles of water and houses along the banks. The whole … Continue reading New York Soul
I ignore the annoying bell that rings every time the door opens. It rings twice as much in the winter when the wind pulls it open and shut for ghosts. I walk behind the counter, greeting my partners as I pass to the back desk. It’s busy today. Of course it is, it’s a Saturday. … Continue reading One Scoop or Two?
It’s the summer before my senior year of high school and I am beginning my search for my dream college. My family is accompanying me on every visit, eager to see which school I choose. My friends are getting excited as they visit schools and find the place that fits them. We are all on … Continue reading To Belong
The warm air whips my face as I walk closer and closer to the water. Today, it’s crystal blue glass. I smell the harbor before I see it. I can hear the waves crashing on the rocks and the engines of boats coming to a stall as they pull into the docks. The excitement makes … Continue reading Rough Waters