In and Out

In and Out

I remember hearing it all the time when I was growing up in West Roxbury, a suburb of Boston—“Why don’t you go out and play?” The fact is, I never really wanted to. I wanted to stay in my room and read. Or watch TV. When I was old enough to take the T into Boston to go to the…

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The Day I Met Derek Jeter

A few months ago I had two tickets for a meet-and-greet with the New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter. I’m a huge Yankees fan, so you can imagine my excitement at being one of only ten people to be there! I planned on taking my eight-year-old son. The day of the event he behaved so badly that I had no option but to…

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Home, Where the 'Real' Men Roam

Last winter I received a letter from an American friend living in Saudi Arabia, who spoke about the monotony of the colors in the desert landscape. I had complained to her about the lack of color in a New York State winter: browns, grays, little green, dull light, and cold. I started thinking about a trip I’d taken years ago…

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