A Catalog of the Stuff in My Apartment

  • Coffee Shop Loyalty Card

    July 9, 2020 by

    Back in the pre-pandemic era, I spent my weekday mornings at one of two coffee shops: 1.) Plowshares Coffee Roasters on Amsterdam Ave. between 125th and 126th streets or 2.) Dear Mama on the ground floor of Columbia University’s Jerome L. Greene Science Center at Broadway and 129th St.  I have been working remotely—that is,… Read more

  • Toilet Paper

    June 29, 2020 by

    I grew up in a home with four women—my mom and three sisters—and they used up toilet paper like they had a vendetta against trees. In fact, we had a family rule that when one of us went to the store for any reason, that person was supposed to pick up a four-pack of Charmin… Read more

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