Category Archives: Travel

Somewhere that’s not New York

Standing in line reading Bukowski waiting to board the bus that’ll take me back home to Pennsylvania  to childhood to be taken care of.  The meth heads,  with their pierced faces and gaunt eye sockets,  line up somewhere behind me … Continue reading

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Sunshine State

A delicious breeze tickles my toes; Florida sunshine warms my bones Nikki M. Mascali 02.08.13

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“Business is really more agreeable than pleasure; it interests the whole mind, the aggregate nature of man more continuously, and more deeply. But it does not look as if it did.” Walter Bagehot Got back from my first business trip, … Continue reading

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Sin City bound

So I’ve been at the new gig for nearly two months already, and tomorrow, I head to Las Vegas for the firm’s annual Auto Finance Summit. It’s my first official business trip, and I’m looking forward to the experience, getting … Continue reading

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My week so far

The salty Sound air Clears out my lungs – and my mind She plays in the sand I perch on a rock to write Inspiration knows no bounds NMM

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Upstate hospitality

We had the pleasure of spending this past weekend at Belhurst Castle in Geneva, N.Y., a lovely little town atop Lake Seneca in the Finger Lakes region of the state. I had discovered Belhurst, which has been a private home, … Continue reading

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A writer never just vacations

I recently took my first trip to Las Vegas. After uploading photos from the trip on Facebook earlier this week, a coworker called me and said, “You have to be the only person who went to Vegas and took more pictures … Continue reading

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