It’s true–sheep in the city! For one day only–Thursday, Sept. 27th–sheep will graze alongside midtown lunchers in Bryant Park, which I like to think of as my library’s backyard. I’m particularly excited about their visit because, after a trip to Ireland this summer that included five days of hiking across green hills and pastures among
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Last month I met Bristol-based designer Nick Hand. Over tea we talked about handmade creativity, and he told me how he’s been exploring and documenting the makers he meets. But it wasn’t until this recent stretch of warm days, when I got on my bicycle again for the first time in months, that I realized
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This past Saturday morning, I was grumpy. Both the L and the 7 subway lines were shut down all weekend, making the process of going from my Brooklyn home to my Manhattan workplace just about as inconvenient as possible. I was unhappy about it, even though I was heading to work for a fun reason:
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It seems that the summer has slipped past me completely. But while it may be true that the season’s almost over, I continue to think back on my June vacation in England and am so grateful to have had the luck to take a true holiday before July and August disappeared in a whirlwind
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