Tracking the reopening has turned into a full-time gig for me
It’s 9/11 today and just as I never quit the city in the months after the World Trade Center attack, I simply can’t imagine leaving the city at this time.
- This week was also supposed to be the start of my cross-country road trip but I am staying put because it’s far more exciting to be here to witness my city getting back on its feet.
- The people of New York are getting their mojo back and in the process, transforming the city into a better, more creative, more welcoming metropolis. And it’s happening DESPITE all the impediments our bozo mayor puts in our way.
- All my nomadic plans have been put on hiatus until next August when (fingers crossed) I will be departing on my next NatGeo trip.
- In the meantime, I’m staying in the city to support New York in general and local businesses in particular, especially restaurants.
- But I also know that just by being here I’m broadening my horizons. The last six months have been stressful AF but also empowering in a strange way, filled with new and unfamiliar experiences. I’ve met amazing people and become much closer to my longtime friends.
- I also got out and about as soon as it was viable to do so. Being locked up at home is definitely not my thing.
As one of my favorite astrologers wrote this week:
Which brings me to This week’s Top 10 List
A big emphasis this week on art and entertainment. The artworld reopening warms the cockles of my heart. I am also thrilled to report that Brad (for those of you who know him) is in a major show of Contemporary Native Artists at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. It opened on September 4th and runs through January 3, 2021. If you’re heading to Phoenix or Scottsdale, check it out.