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What are you?
Ex-New Yorker
What is your relationship to New York?
Oh, man, I didn't even want to choose between 'Ex-New Yorker' and 'Current New Yorker.' Can't I be 'Temporarily (Maybe)-Out-of-New-York New Yorker?' Or can't I suddenly come upon a pot of gold or a Genius Grant and achieve that whole Life in Brooklyn-Life at a Farm duality? New York is so much of what is awesome about America and so much of what sucks too. And so I'm homeless.

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NYC from Siem Reap.

Okyay, I'm that person who sits in the tuk-tuk with Shannon and misses New York while she's pondering Laos. I'll save all of the things I miss for another time, but given my lady's post, I feel compelled to take the admittedly slacker move of posting an entry from my own blog here because it speaks to how being away from New York has inspired in me understandings 180 degrees from Shannon's. I wrote it on a trip home (home! home!!) after 9 months in the muck and stink and sun of Cambodia.… Continue

Posted on September 18, 2009 at 1:24am — 3 Comments

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At 6:13pm on August 17, 2009, Anna said…
Yes! Leahey in the house!
At 11:48am on August 24, 2009, Mari Brown said…
welcome! just this morning i won a debate with my boyfriend about the pronunciation of siem reap. that, however, is as far as my knowledge goes. would love to hear more of your thoughts on life there and what of nyc came with you in your suitcase!
At 11:49am on August 24, 2009, Mari Brown said…
also - i LOVE that we may have to add a new category: "homeless because the idea of characterizing my relationship to new york is so difficult"
At 10:34am on November 4, 2009, Anna said…
dude! how are you? awesome that a friend found you through the site - that must mean it's real! we arrived in Austin 3 days ago. it's great here. you guys must visit us here, you'll love it (if you haven't been already). we'll be here through feb or march. when do you get back from cambodia??

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