Posts tagged New Jersey

Lobster Anxiety, Part Two

As soon as we got to Maine, we began planning one-percent-style outings. My mom had booked tickets to the rare public opening of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s private garden, which is open only on eight days a year, a magnificent manicured sanctuary in the middle of the Maine woods. We drank gin at The Claremont, a… More →

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Lobsters and the One Percent

I heard about the lobster glut just weeks before my fiance and I had planned our annual summer trek from our home in New Jersey to Maine, where I grew up and where my parents still live. The burgeoning urban foodie in me thought: score! More delicate soft-shelled deliciousness for less money. But I should… More →

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Does Jersey Stink?

So the Mythographer has recently moved to Jersey  City, New Jersey, from the bucolic reaches of upper Manhattan. I make this announcement with some measure of caution, though I’m excited for my new digs, because when you say “I live in Jersey,” especially to New Yorkers, you get a lot of scorn. Jersey is of… More →

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Post-Industrial Transcendentalism

Until I watched part of Ken Burns’ new documentary America’s Best Idea last night, I hadn’t given much thought to the “why” of national parks.  Which is odd, because as many loyal MM readers know, I grew up in and around Acadia National Park in Maine, then the 2nd-most-visited park in the country. But I… More →

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Puerco de Mayo Strikes Again!

Though the swine flu itself is not spreading as fast as anyone feared, the epidem-mythology hasn’t slowed.  The misinformation has spread from pork manufacturers to subway riders to the entire nation of Mexico. It’s not just the Israeli government who would prefer to associate the H1N1 flu strain with the Mexicans than with swine.  China… More →

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