The Authentic Eclectic

September in New York

Sometimes false starts can help heal a broken heart

A heart is drawn in the steam on a window that you can see city lights through, Steffany Ritchie, Medium

“I’m Never Gonna Know You Now, But I’m Gonna Love You Anyhow” — “Waltz no.2”— Elliott Smith

The post-bar “after-party” in Queens was not a great idea. It was a Tuesday night. Too many pitchers of cheap beer in Hell’s Kitchen had made it briefly seem…



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Steffany Ritchie

Hi, I write memoir, essays, music, pop culture, and other inexpert anti-millionaire making stuff. I am a long-time American expat in Scotland.