Just. Leave. Me. Behind.

Last Wednesday was Global Running Day, a day for runners like me to knock out a couple of miles and for everyone else to say, uh, no thanks. And that’s okay. Maybe you don’t get running. I don’t get bowling. Or karaoke. So, let’s just agree to make fun of each other’s pastimes, and then […]

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Wave Hill: The Bronx’s Other Botanical Garden

I could be wrong, but I’d hazard a guess that you don’t associate the Bronx with the great American outdoors—with desert landscapes, rugged, rocky coastlines, or wild bison, bears, or boar. But if you’ve ever marveled at any of one the U.S.’s 230 million acres of public land—terrain comprising the likes of the Grand Canyon and […]

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Make Your Bed. Change Your Life.

“Make your bed. Change your life.” One of my favorite instructors in culinary school said this regularly. (I attended Manhattan’s Institute of Culinary Education a thousand years ago. Mostly to make and eat cake.) While I don’t recall how it pertained to knife skills or butterflying a chicken, the notion stuck with me. Could the introduction of one […]

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Hi! How are you?

Hi, blog! So, I’ve neglected you for the past day or two. I hope you don’t mind. I’m here now and thought maybe we could catch up.

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So, Here It Turns Out We’re Untraveled Travelers…

I generally think of Shon and myself as well-traveled. While we don’t fall into the “visited 100 countries and counting!” category, like some of the travel bloggers I follow, together we’ve explored Guatemala, Belize, Peru, Chile, Paraguay, and a handful of other Latin American countries. Individually, we’ve seen a fair bit of Europe. And we […]

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8 Reasons Why I Love Raising a Baby in New York

So much can change in a year. Ben celebrated his eight-month birthday a few days ago—a sizeable milestone—but the holidays were what really brought home how quickly time flies. Last Christmas, Shon and I were eating tamales and hanging out poolside in Panajachel. This Christmas, we toasted the holiday with a seven fishes dinner (paella, salt-cod fritters, and prosciutto-wrapped […]

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Meet Baby Ben!

Last year, July 16 was just another day on the calendar. This year, it’s a big event in our world, as…drum roll, please…it means this guy is now two months old! Meet Bennett Anders Morris (Ben for short), born on May 16, 2014.

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