city story

18 . May . 2011

‘if we are to love our city,
we must allow it to tell us its story.

a city is as a city was.
its past is prologue to its present and future.
you need to learn about its origins,
its formation and its growth.

its colorful characters and key players
down through the generations,
the sites where its history was made and
its pivotal events transpired.’
– robert linthicum

‘the story of New York is one
that reads us
even as we read it.’
– prof. ken jackson + david dunbar

‘the more we know about [New York’s] past
the more we care about its future.’
– edwin burrows + mike wallace


dear west coast,

we are in a terrible fight.

why do you insist on
so many people i love?

i mean, what have you got on us?

okay, temperature.
okay, beauty.
okay, that sexy intangible vibe.

i’m going to stop there.


precious jess,
we love you + send you off with
cates’ family snuggliest blessings.

come visit.

ms chelsea + ms jessica
lead these angels in
songs at mom’s grp this morning.

well done, little ones!

[ez, lily, nathan, jane, jabar, trinity, boone + erenei]

mini-me trash truck,