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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A Special Place

We all have them.  A favorite place we like to visit.  Not a whole city, but a tiny corner, a park bench or favorite coffee shop that somehow becomes our happy place.  This is where we go to think, to wonder, to relax, or just to be.   We have a favorite New York place. ... Continue Reading →

Some Days

Somedays, It Just Doesn’t Pay to Get Out of Bed! Many New Yorkers ask us the same question.  Often, the dialogue goes something like this: “Have you been to Governor’s Island?” “No, not yet but we plan to.” “You really need to go. It’s beautiful.” So we went.  And it was beautiful.  Little did I... Continue Reading →

Fall Came and Brought Her Colors

The chill comes unexpectedly, as if it is hidden in a summer breeze.  While it is difficult to describe, you know it when you feel it.  In that moment you know summer is dancing her swan song and winter is preparing for her debut. For me, those moments are filled with regret for the loss... Continue Reading →

Who Let the Dogs Out?

  Parade day arrived and the morning was spent getting ready.  All the contestants put on their best, favorite costumes.  They got their people awake, showered them, fed them, put them in their costumes and trotted on down to Tomkins Park. The crowd came, the judges judged and the puppies paraded their people around the... Continue Reading →

Yonah Schimmel’s Knishery

“When you get to New York, you’ve got to get a knish.”  Everybody we knew who had lived in this part of the country had offered this suggestion.  We filed it away and forgot about it. On our way to the Pickle Festival, we passed by the Yonah Shimmel Knish Bakery.  As we passed by,... Continue Reading →

Fall is Playing Her Pranks Again

Fall has been playing tricks again.  Like a pixie taunting us, she has come and gone, mostly undetected, hiding under a veil of unseasonable warmth.  But she comes at night when we are sleeping, leaving behind her pixie dust in the tops of trees and dropping her paint on the leaves of shrubs. Here is... Continue Reading →

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

JAM has been feeling ill the past few weeks.  She had come down with bronchitis.  It really slowed us down on the things we had planned.  She’s much better now and we are getting back to getting around town. Our first journey out was to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens (BBG) in the Prospect Park area. ... Continue Reading →

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