Linda Bates Margison

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Day 6: Goodbye, New York, take care of my baby

Today is my birthday. I’m 44. I’ll always remember this day.┬áNot because of my birthday, though. Today I finished coursework for my MFA in Creative Writing. But even bigger than that, I left my baby in New York City. By… Continue Reading →

Day 5: A Birthday, Shows and The Rock

Today was bittersweet. Zachary turned 18. Legal and living in New York City. Now there’s a title to a screenplay. As it often does, milestones such as this cause me to reflect on the past. There’s the entrance he made… Continue Reading →

Day 4: Ouch!

It’s 11:35 p.m. Friday night. We have been running since about 9 a.m., and we’re exhausted. And sore. And blistered. And… did I mention sore? We again headed into the city this morning to get rush tickets to Once. This… Continue Reading →

Day 3: Observations from the Underground

For those who haven’t visited New York City, the subway seems to have this ominous presence that instigates fear of gang war, violence, filth and theft. That hasn’t been my experience. Only once in all the times I’ve ridden the… Continue Reading →

Day 2: Settling into a new life

My morning started at 6:30 a.m., as the sun lit up the skyline outside my window and illuminated the room. This is the view to which I awoke: That tall silver building in the distance is the new Freedom Tower,… Continue Reading →

Day 1: Traveling to NYC

(NOTE: This week, my blog will be about our trip to New York City to take our younger son to college at New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. This is both a physical and emotional journey for me and my… Continue Reading →

Day 8 – Saturday, June 3, 2006

Goodbye, LA… Morning started at 4 a.m. California time. We were up and out of the room before 5:30, filled with gasoline, returned the car, got through security and settled in the terminal. I headed to finish getting some souvenirs… Continue Reading →

Day 7 – Friday, June 2, 2006

Our final hoorahs… Our last full day in Los Angeles. At the beginning of the week, it seemed that a week would be way too much time to spend here, but then, today, I realize we need so many more… Continue Reading →

Day 6 – Thursday, June 1, 2006

Got game? And tours? Our day started off early, with breakfast, as we headed to our 9:30 a.m. appointment at the Los Angeles Times, the largest city daily in the country, positioned in a renovated historic building at First and… Continue Reading →

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