This photo is from an end-of-semester party at City University of New York, where I teach writing.
I work mostly with people for whom English is a second language, though I also edit fiction and non-fiction. I am crazy about opera, jazz, theater -- mostly off-Broadway shows -- and the other things that make up my New York - the Metropolitan Museum, MOMA, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Wave Hill, and more. My absolutely favorite thing to do in New York is to sit on or near the street and watch the show that never stops.
When I get tired out, and New York does tire you out, I come home to serenity and light and the small village that is Red Hook, full of good food and friendly people and one of the last working waterfronts in the five boroughs.