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 →
The leaves are turning, pumpkin scent is everywhere, the kitchens are busy, and families begin to gather. It is the time to pause for gratitude. This year we are especially grateful for family traditions. Family traditions build cohesiveness through the generations, encourage interaction between the young and the old, build identity, grow understanding, trust and... Continue Reading →
We were not supposed to be here today, nor was an outing here planned for the near future. A last-minute cancellation left us with several hours of unplanned luxury and a serendipitous opportunity. Measuring our time and distance, we selected to make the 20-minute drive from our hotel to Guthrie Oklahoma, a small town known... Continue Reading →
In a car you are rolling’ into Nashville, on a horse you are riding’ into Nashville, on foot you are walking’ into Nashville. Whatever way you choose to get there, you go, seeking the dreams of fame and fortune found on the streets of Nashville. We stopped in Nashville. Not to seek the fame and... Continue Reading →
Often during our travels we enjoy venturing off of the highways to see what we might find among the towns along the way. Leaving Wetumpka Alabama, travelling up highway 65 toward Nashville we found Peach Park in Clanton Alabama. Peach Park specializes in fresh locally grown peaches and offers a perfect break from your journey.... Continue Reading →
Okay, we’re out. Well, not completely, but we are on the move again. Cautiously we are approaching the world we love. Still, we are a little gun shy, feeling at times, like turtles coming out of hibernation, cautiously scouring the horizon for looming predators. Bravely, we pick up our masks and go. After months of... Continue Reading →
Our National day of mourning
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.
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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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 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 →
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 →