Summer Streets

The Look New York in this season exists principally out of doors. ImageCreditAndre D. Wagner for The New York Times Some New Yorkers live to get out of town in the summer, to country homes and beach rentals and European villas far from the din of this metropolis. Then there are those who wake up…

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What I Didn’t Do This Summer

So I missed the eclipse. It turned out that in early July something equally cosmic would be happening — likewise accompanied by crying, laughing, drinking and a last-minute, nail-biting weather watch — albeit something more local and hopefully far more lasting. I performed a wedding. In all, I’ve witnessed eight total solar eclipses, from 35…

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Where Summer Never Changes

One summer, when my twin boys were three, we loaded up the car with pull-ups, crayons, plastic toys and, oh yes, clothing and swimsuits, and headed north on a seven-hour drive to Maine. Our destination was a lakeside resort, called Quisisana, in Southern Maine, where I’d worked one summer as a chambermaid when I was…

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