The Lady and the Firefighter

Finding a Balance of Sweet and Heat



Three-Quarters of 2016 is Gone. What Have You Done?

It has been a little more than five months since the last time that I have checked in here. Things have been evolving and reshaping my life and my relationships in ways that I could not have foreseen at the beginning of the year. Continue reading “Three-Quarters of 2016 is Gone. What Have You Done?”

A Quarter of the Way Through 2016

Ah, yes. The weather is beginning to change, and the promise of the next chapter of 2016 floats in on the breeze. It’s April. Which means that one-quarter of the year is already in the bag.

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In Love in New York: My First Place in Chinatown

Your first apartment.

No one forgets what it was like– Small, large, cramped, shared, spacious, noisy, off-the-beaten-path.

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Maintaining a Sense of Self

This blog is dedicated to the daily dealings of a Firefighter’s Girlfriend, but what of the girl before The Man decided to become a firefighter? The academy wasn’t just a period of metamorphosis for him. I’ve changed countless times with each week, every argument, and all of the changes in him.

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My Home as a Mirror

My response to Sweeping Motions: What’s messier right now — your bedroom or you computer’s desktop (or your favorite device’s home screen)? Tell us how and why it got to that state.

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Stop with the Violence. Down with the Hate.

Thirteen years ago, I was a sophomore in high school. Walking through the halls of my high school in Clarkstown, New York, I remember grabbing my flute from my locker to head to band when a childhood friend told me what had happened. Everything changed after that. Community members lost family and friends, nighttime football games were cancelled because flood lights were donated to ground zero, candlelight vigils became regular occurrences.

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Magic Mirror on the Wall, Nevermore

A response to The Mirror Crack’d: You wake up one morning to a world without mirrors. How does your life — from your everyday routines to your perception of yourself — change?

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