Thomas Beller is the author of two books of fiction, Seduction Theory, and The Sleep-Over Artist, and a collection of personal essays, How To Be a Man. The Sleep-Over Artist was a NY Times Notable Book, and a LA Times Best Book 2000. A former staff writer at the New Yorker Magazine and the Cambodia Daily, he is currently a contributing editor at Travel and Leisure Magazine. He founded and for twenty years co-edited Open City Magazine, and created the literary website about New York, Mrbellersneighborhood.com. He divides his time between New York and New Orleans, where he teaches writing at Tulane University.
Thomas Beller is author of the books two works of fiction, Seduction Theory, The Sleep-Over Artist, and an essay collection called How to Be A Man. He was a founder and editor of Open City Magazine, and of the literary web site devoted to New York City nonfiction, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood. He contributes regularly to Travel and Leisure Magazine, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. He is currently working on a biography of J.D. Salinger, a novel, and essays. He teaches at Tulane University in New Orleans.
By Elizabeth Beller
It feels like all bets have been off the last few months. There’s been loss of life, homes, and even whole neighborhoods with Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac this fall in our two cities of New York and New Orleans. The lucky ones just had no power and a week off normal routine. The weeks leading up to presidential election weren’t exactly a calming influence. To top it off, they say one of the most stressful things about the upcoming holiday season is how everyone’s schedule get’s ripped to shreds. Travel, events, and preparation make it impossible to continue the daily grind. Many may crave that schedule since they’ve just been thrown off of it so intensely. Yet as we’ve learned through the hard knocks of this season (with some recent silver linings!), no matter how well laid the plans life has other ideas. In which case, if you can’t beat it, join it. Rather than strain to stay on course, here are 11 Good Reasons To Throw the Schedule Out. nggallery template=’carousel’ id=’9′
If you cant bend you break. Like skyscrapers, we need to be built to bend and sway when seismic shifts occur. And they will.
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