The idea in life is not to see how much money you can die with." 鈥楳ay I just say something to you before we begin?鈥?she said. 鈥榊ou may think it a great impertinence, but it is not meant impertinently.鈥? A: I can't honestly say I chose the West Side. When I came to New York in 1970, I lived where I could, which happened to be the West Side. But now that I'm here, I like it. I was brought up in New York and went to Columbia 鈥?. I've always identified myself with Manhattan. My publishers 鈥?almost all of them are in Manhattan. Taxis are available at any time. I West Side, as far as I'm concerned, has more good restaurants within walked distance than any other place on earth, though I have not been to Paris. I have learned to tolerate the traffic and the pollution and the litter. When I go to the East Side it looks dull by comparison. Well鈥攁 promise鈥擨 can't have you break your word. Don't you stay late, mind. Not one minute after ten o'clock; do you mind, Rhoda? These stories represent my first professional work as a journalist. I arrived in New York City in November 1976 at age 26, hungry for an opportunity to write full-time after spending six years practicing my craft at college and community newspapers in New England. I had just started to sell a few stories in Maine, but realized I would have to move to a big city if I was serious about switching careers from social worker to journalist. 开心激情五月天_日日色人格_哥哥太坏谁之过_99热这里只有是精品5 That was the form in which Rhoda mentally put the case. The truth was, hers was not one of those natures to which the invisible ever becomes more real and important than the visible. It was incomparably more necessary to her happiness to be in agreeable and smooth relations with the people around her, than to feel herself in higher spiritual communion with unseen powers. The world's greatest celebration of jazz, the Newport Jazz Festival, will get off the ground on June 23 鈥?its 25th consecutive year. During the 12 day festival, in indoor and outdoor settings all over Manhattan and beyond, the most important names in jazz will stage nearly 30 major musical events. A 100-member research team in London makes sure that every new case is thoroughly documented before assigning it to an "adoption group" of 12 to 20 people. This group generally receives the names of three prisoners from three different political systems, and meets once a month to work on the cases until a result is obtained.