The Year Mark

This transitional period of time, between apartments. Where you’re living out of a bag of clothing, all of your stuff packed away, curtains stripped from the windows, movers scheduled for Sunday. It feels like you’re living in a home that is no longer yours. You’re an illegal squatter. An odd, odd limbo. Why does moving …

New York

UES Walked the streets of New York, passed the perfect Upper East Side giraffes and their shell-shocked, "Is this really my life?" male companions that follow in the wake of those demanding heels, the homeless people appealing for a dollar, collecting for a street corner hot dog or projecting their musical prowess at midnight on …

Swiping Diagonally

Here goes my dating experiment. Because who doesn't have those these days? It's all you read about in the blogging world. But, of course, mine shall be infinitely more interesting. A friend of mine texted me one Sunday morning, when I complained to her about how I've been lacking creative inspiration. "Well," she said, teasing …

Selectively Social?

I have begun a social experiment. Over the past few weeks, my hand has been unconsciously reaching for my iPhone every few minutes (if not every minute). As embarrassing as it is to admit, I've decided that speaking about it openly will allow me to overcome my addiction. Hey, everyone, I'm Esther. It's been two …

Echo

I chose the name "Echo" because that's how this all came about - a piece sent to a friend, a "What do you think of this?" and the response was a morsel of prose, the perfect echo. From there it became a search for increased creativity, and friends from all over the country have beautifully …