US Life Archive

Read about my life before I moved to Oz and my experience moving to New York City afterwards.

Goodbye, New York City

January 24, 2018

in family, life changes, new york city, reflection

Brendan and I moved to 114th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem as newlyweds on June 15, 2013, after three-and-a-half years together in Sydney. We moved to NYC because we needed to be somewhere that was close to family but that also gave us room to grow in our young marriage and to re-identify […]

Pink bike in motion

A Double Murder and a Memory

March 16, 2017

in news, reflection, true crime

Those close to me know I am a true crime obsessive. I was born into the era of “stranger danger,” which emerged from some high-profile stranger abductions and murders of small children including Etan Patz and Adam Walsh (whose father is John of America’s Most Wanted fame). The infatuation for me started in the late […]