The Single Mom Who Started Over

To say that Genevieve Rudolph was shocked is an understatement. A year and a half ago, when her son, Auggie, was 6 months old, Genevieve and her wife went to Blue Fin in Times Square for a long-overdue date night. By the time the dinner ended, so had her marriage. “She told me she wanted a divorce,” Genevieve says, watching as Auggie rolls out a yoga mat on the living room floor. “She moved out the next morning.” What do you do when your world falls apart? Genevieve …

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The Serial Restaurateur

It all began because Brian Martinez didn’t like his mother’s cooking. He refuses, however, to say she’s a bad cook. She is, after all, his mother. Even if he doesn’t love her cooking, he does love her so he puts the blame on his own stomach. Her lack of culinary skills, he adds, wasn’t really her fault because she was working a lot and didn’t have much time to spend in the kitchen of their Bronx apartment. But Brian, an only child, did. “I started making my own meals when I was 9,” he says. “…

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The Harpist

Although it’s tall and long, you don’t notice the harp right away. That’s because it’s standing in a corner between the window and the couch. Tracey Horst, its player, put it there so it would be out of the way of others’ hands but not out of her mind. Tracey, who is from Madison, New Jersey, has had the 50-pound Salvi harp that towers over her since …

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