Sunday afternoon jazz concerts at the Triple Nickel

I discovered Marjorie Eliot’s Parlor Jazz when my jewelry instructor’s friend came from Sweden to visit New York City. He was a jazz aficionado and made the trip to scout out jazz venues for his tourist groups. How did I not know…

My Heart-to-Heart Walk with a Stranger

As I walked through Chelsea, I hesitated to cross the street at 20th and 8th. The crosswalk sign said “Yes, c’mon over to 19th Street,” while the blaring firetruck turning right said, “No, stay right there.” I paused. The woman next to me said…

How brunch with Jane convinced me to move to New York City

A year before I moved to New York City, I crammed my curiosities into a tiny suitcase and headed to Manhattan for a long weekend. Did I really want to live in New York City? My three-day reconnaissance…

Compassion and Comedy with a Side of Caffeine

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom stays these coffee purveyors from the swift brewing of their coffee grounds.

The coffee cart was my bridge between home and work before the pandemic. No matter the weather, I could count on the…

Share what comforts you with others

My family received a Thanksgiving dinner from Meals on Wheels shortly after my father died a decade ago. My hospice counselor asked, “What are you doing for Thanksgiving?” My response was a blank stare underscored by a seeping sigh. I didn’t know what the…

How we evolve into better versions of ourselves and make the world a better place

flower in hand

Collectively, we have been mourning the losses of loved ones, home and food security, jobs, summer vacation, and routines. The last time I experienced this level of stress, I was taking care of my father…

Kym Motley

Artist, writer, and foodie on a mission to inspire others to experience the joy in everyday life. http://www.dailymodernliving.com

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