Monthly Archive: May, 2013

Books for the 20-Something

I’ve been seeing the Buzzfeed list of 65 books to read in your 20s posted everywhere lately. And I’m not surprised: Your relationship with books changes once you’ve put formal schooling behind you. Even if you’ve always… Continue reading

Virginia is for Lovers (and Bears!)

Mike and I had planned to spend Memorial Day weekend in Portland, Maine. But the weather forecast for the Northeast was dismal, to say the least. So instead we headed south, to Charlottesville,… Continue reading

Escaping the Urban Jungle

When I was a teenager, I wanted nothing more than to live in a city. I chose Northwestern in part for its proximity to Chicago, fell in love hard with London when I… Continue reading

Seeing and Re-reading The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is a perfect novel in many ways, and lots of people have different reasons for calling it their favorite. One of mine is this sentence: The city seen from the Queensboro… Continue reading

On Leaning In

Everywhere I go, people are talking about Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg’s manifesto to women who work and the men who work with them in the office and at home. My book group–a collection of… Continue reading

A Night at the Opera

On Wednesday night, a department at Mike’s firm hosted a dinner at Rosa Mexicano. After the meal we all hopped across the street to see a performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto at The Metropolitan Opera. … Continue reading