things to do in hartford

Looking at the Hartbeat with New (but Still Slanted) Eyes

I haven’t worked in downtown Hartford since college when I was the coffee lackey for a big law firm in City Place, an actuarial intern (what a joke) at one of the many insurance companies, and a junior paralegal in the basement of a tiny law firm.  (I have, however, worked more recently at a shelter in the North End, off of Albany Avenue, where the good shootings happen and drug dealers would wave to me on my way to work.)

This week, I returned to downtown…complete with a 10 minute walk past the XL Center from the parking lot to my new office (yet another non-profit, of course). This move to downtown employment has made me see Hartford in a whole new light (the daylight, that is). (more…)