13 . June . 2013
Cast: Three high schoolers and me, sitting across from them on the crosstown bus.
Time: 3:30 p.m. A Friday.
High schooler No. 1, in the middle of a conversation about the
coming weekend and their respective country houses:
“I always feel like a stupid rich kid saying we have a place in the Hamptons, you know?”
No. 2. “I never say ‘the Hamptons.’ I just say we go to Long Island.
‘The Hamptons’ sounds, you know…”
No. 3. “I LOVE saying ‘the Hamptons’!
That way people don’t think we’re so rich.
Only renters say ‘the Hamptons.’”
- susan turner pohlmann in the nytimes
13 . June . 2013
Flashing lights emergency,
Police cars in a row.
Ask what’s going on and hear
That no one seems to know.
Fire engines block the street;
Cars have been diverted.
Soon the press trucks will appear,
Once they have been alerted.
Just another New York day,
Though tourists stand there gawking;
Natives give a glance and then
We shrug and keep on walking.
- ilene bauer in the nytimes
11 . June . 2013
…and don’t want to lose in my inbox:
on practical criticism
(both giving & receiving criticism)
carrie’s genius – on backyard dining options:
wisdom from our wise friend, c:
the love of Christ constrains us.
He died so that those who live may no longer live for themselves
but for Him who died for them and was raised again.
think on this.
awwww, cory in the newsletter:
‘At 21st Services it is our goal to provide excellent products and services to our clients.
We are very excited to announce an addition to our team that will undoubtedly help us
achieve that goal; Cory Cates joined our team April 1st and is working from our New
York office. Cory previously worked at Credit Suisse for 8 years, which included several
years as Global Head of IT for Credit Suisse’s longevity business. Cory is a quantitative
finance technologist with a Ph.D. in Plasma Physics and a M.S. in applied physics
and applied mathematics, both from Columbia University. With many years of life
settlement experience, Cory adds instant depth to our data analytic capabilities and will
play a key role in helping our clients evaluate longevity, policy and portfolio risk.’
ha! wendy is the ‘enthusiastic reader’:
from kristin via betsy:
our favorite ken-david & melinda:
from heather b:
Irish Blessing – As you slide down the banister of life,
may the splinters never point the wrong way.
Old Irish Curse – May those that love us love us, and those that don’t love us, may God turn their hearts.
If He can’t turn their hearts, may He turn their ankles, so we’ll know them by their limping!
Six Irish men were playing poker when one of them played a bad hand and died.
The rest drew straws to see who would tell his wife. One man draws the shortest straw and goes to his friend’s house to tell the wife.
The man says to her, “Your husband lost some money in the poker game and is afraid to come home.”
The wife says, “Tell him to drop dead!” The man responds, “I’ll go tell him.”
scratch for henry
16 . February . 2013
‘But what really makes New York New York is its street life,
the ability to leave your home or office and encounter 10,000 faces
you’ve never seen before, and will probably never see again—
the unconscious sense of cross-pollination.’
2 . January . 2013
And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.’
And he replied:
‘Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”
So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.
And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.
- Minnie Louise Haskins
. . .
“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you;
he will not leave you or forsake you.”
And he said to him, “If your presence will not go with me,
do not bring us up from here.”
—I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself,
that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.
The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way;
though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.
Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.
—For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers,
nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Deuteronomy 31:8; Exodus 33:15; Jeremiah 10:23;
Psalm 37:23; Psalm 37:24; Psalm 73:23; Psalm 73:24;
Romans 8:38; Romans 8:39 ESV)
…via a timely email from my friend, yingyan xo