A Year In New York

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Day 240: Brazilian TV Meets the American Writer

February 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

The announcement appeared on the refrigerator: “A Brazilian Television Show Is Here at 2 p.m. Today to Do a Segment on Paragraph. Anyone Interested in Being Interviewed, Tell Lila.” The Brazilians didn’t arrive until three, I observed as I pretended to read a book in the corner of the lunchroom. They bustled in fresh and […]

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Tags: Entertainment · Personalities · Schmoozing · Sights & Scenes

Day 64: Writers Erase Editors, 9-2

August 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Yesterday Paragraph, my writing community, took on the editors of New York magazine for a semi-friendly game of softball, the city’s scribes being loosely affiliated into a league and this game, in the sunny and mild week before Labor Day, being the season’s final inning. Team Paragraph arrived early at East River Park (no bosses […]

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Tags: Schmoozing · Sports

Day 18: Shhhh! Writers at Work

July 14th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Today I reported for my first session at Paragraph, a haven for writers that sits above a funky lamp store near Union Square. New York is a city of extremes and Paragraph occupies its own special niche: It is a very, very quiet place.

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Tags: Schmoozing · The Rat Race