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Poland, Czech Republic 2000

Posted on April 9th, 2012 by Viveca

Warsaw police

July 2000 The first thing everyone asks when I say I went to Poland is always, “why?” My mother was invited to give a talk on “Anality, Masculinity, and South Park, or Why the Devil is Gay” at the International Conference on Literature and Psychology in Bialystok, which is a small, industrial city in northeast […]

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Alaska 1999

Posted on March 24th, 2012 by Viveca


July 1999 My sister Carita is doing a second master’s (first one was in from the Harvard School of Education) in English through the Bread Loaf program at Middlebury College. This is the English program Robert Frost was at for 40 years. Anyway, I guess it’s designed for working teachers (like her), so instead of […]

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Costa Rica 1999

Posted on February 27th, 2012 by Viveca


January 1999 4:00 a.m. New Year’s Eve the car service shows up to take us to LaGuardia. Unfortunately, our flight isn’t until the next day, and of course I’m both too excited and too stressed by everything I have to do to get back to sleep, so I go to work groggy and confused. Turns […]

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Scotland, Belgium, Netherlands 1998

Posted on February 10th, 2012 by Viveca

Carmine crew at Edinburgh Castle

August 1998 The vacation was amazing. For those of you who are familiar with my travel karma, the most important note is that since of course karma is well, you know, doesn’t exist, all the trips were fine. In fact, as of this trip, it officially takes me less time to get home from Amsterdam […]

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June 2019
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The End of the Line

Weighing the options

SIR: St. George, Staten Island

Monday, April 9, 2012 Spring break for the Salisbury (CT) public ...

3: 148th Street/Harlem, Manhattan

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 I read a bit of that Quran, ...

S: Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn

Thursday, August 11, 2011 Boy if I thought Damaso changing his ...

NQ: Astoria/Ditmars Boulevard, Queens

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 It’s been almost five months since our ...

JEZ: Jamaica Center/Parsons Archer, Queens

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 We take the J because we both ...

SIR: Tottenville, Staten Island

Saturday, March 26, 2011 Holy end-of-the-line, Batman, Staten Island is really ...

2: Wakefield/241st Street, The Bronx

Thursday, March 24, 2011 We pull a last-minute switcheroo on our ...

R: Bay Ridge/95th Street, Brooklyn

Sunday, March 20, 2011 Ooph. No beautiful glowing glass art at ...

L: 14th Street/8th Avenue, Manhattan

Friday, March 18, 2011 This trip feels oddly important. It’s the ...

1: South Ferry, Manhattan

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Sometimes, admittedly not as often as I’d ...

L: Rockaway Canarsie, Brooklyn

Sunday, March 13, 2011 After 18 years here, the cultural associations ...

6: Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx

Monday, February 21, 2011 We went to Manhattan. We went to ...

M: Middle Village, Metropolitan Ave., Queens

Saturday, February 19, 2011 Yesterday kids were playing basketball outdoors in ...

A: Inwood-207th Street, Manhattan

Thursday February 3, 2011 The idea had been hanging over my ...