How it began…

Alice, tiring of her sister’s chatter, was getting sleepy.  She didn’t think much of it when a white rabbit appeared in front of her and pulled a watch from his pocket.  He began shouting, “I’m late! I’m late!” then he scurried into a thicket and disappeared down a rabbit hole.  Bored, Alice followed.  She tumbled and... Continue Reading →

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Remembering 9.11 in NYC

Our National day of mourning

Tip and JAM in Wonderland

9.11. Numbers, a phrase, a date that means so many things to so many people.  Here in New York City, this date has approached holiday status as a national day of mourning.

The flags are flown at half-staff.  Commemorative ceremonies begin early in the morning.  Names are read.  Families read remembrance eulogies.  The NYFD are wearing their dress blues and the firehouses have their doors open with memorials to their fallen comrades.  The NYPD are in full force doing what they do best, protecting the city. Today, they are wearing pride in their work.

For New Yorkers, It’s a very solemn day.

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We joined Keith Michael in his New York City WILD walking tour.  Keith is an urban naturalist and photographer who offers several walking tours throughout New York City covering a wide variety of touring subjects.  This was the 911 walk.  Other tour members in our group were Laurie…

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The Leaning Tower of Dallas

We, in Dallas, obtained a new art exhibit quite by chance this week.  And like the big cities around the world, it will only be here temporarily.  So, we went to pay it our respects.  It wasn’t exactly Banksy coming to town to spice up the side of a building, but it is loved, if... Continue Reading →

The Legends of Kiamichi

The last embers of the day are fading now glowing orange beneath the dark coals.  A few hours ago we were gathered around this campfire, seated on small stones gathered over the decades.  Photo: The Firetender The cool night air is drifting in, a chill mingles with the dwindling source of heat.  Inside my small... Continue Reading →

Rejoice, It’s a New Decade!

We’ve been gone a while.  I think we owe you an explanation. In November 2018 I released a blog talking about finding our personal wonderlands.    In 2019 I was challenged to listen to my own words.  Love Clings To Me The move from our beloved Manhattan to a quiet neighborhood in Texas was more... Continue Reading →

Tucumcari, Tonight

We really needed a ’57 T-Bird or a ’63 Corvette Stingray to do this right.     We were 3 hours west of Amarillo and the Cadillac Ranch.  We were 3 hours east of Albuquerque.    On Interstate-40.  We were at the “Gateway to the West” and just two blocks away from yesteryear.  We were getting our... Continue Reading →

Friday Night Lights

Its Friday.  In Texas.  That can mean only one thing. High School Football under the lights! Texans love their football and have produced a litany of greats. Why, in the past 8 years one half of the Heisman winners were raised in the state of Texas.  RG3 in 2011, Johnny Manziel ’12, Baker Mayfield ’17,... Continue Reading →

A Wild Hare…

One day last week we found ourselves on the balcony enjoying our morning coffee.  It was a hot, muggy August morning.  We watched the landscape guy below, trimming the median.  JAM commented, “I am really hating this August heat!”  We realized we had enough of the Texas summer.  We needed a break.  Two hastily packed bags, a handful of travel... Continue Reading →

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