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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Yes Virginia, There is a Wonderland…

Some wonder if Alice’s adventures were real or if it was a dream. Perhaps it is only in dreaming that we find a reality that is worth living. Sure, we all have responsibilities.  Life is full of hardships, frustration and disappointments, but it is also full of adventure, surprise, and “gifts” of God and nature.... Continue Reading →

The One about Friends

Twenty months ago, we drove up Highway 495, through the Lincoln Tunnel and into our Wonderland.  We were seeking our pink flamingos.  We were making New York City our home for a year and we knew no one. Our year turned into 20 months and we have made many friends.  We want to take a... Continue Reading →

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things.

Okay, come on, you know you have to sing this one...) Raindrops on sidewalks, And blueberry Knishes. Raspberry cheesecake and old-time cheek kisses. NoHo and SoHo and church bells that ring, These are a few of our favorite things. West Greenwich Village and tables on sidewalks, Washington Square and the poems in pink chalk, Pigeons... Continue Reading →

What We Have Learned…

Living in NYC has changed us, for better or for worse.  As the sun sets on the first chapter of our Wonderland, we want to share some of the things we have learned. We have learned to see life through a new lens.   A landscape taken with a wide lens is broad and wide, with... Continue Reading →

Sidewalk Conversations

New York Sidewalks are interesting. I’ve been thinking about the how New Yorkers communicate with each other... A lot of the signs are warnings... There are those intended to be useful and helpful... I am impressed with those who leave clever messages that make me smile... A lot of signs tell me what I can... Continue Reading →

The Happiest Place in Manhattan

Social media dubbed this area, The Happiest Place in Manhattan.  It is one of the most beautiful sceneries in New York City.   Way up in north Manhattan on a spot where George Washington and his Revolutionaries took on the soldiers hired by the British in 1776. It’s the Cloisters located in the Fort Tryon Park. John... Continue Reading →

NYC Essentials

One thing we have enjoyed living in New York City is walking through its neighborhoods and boroughs.  Along the way we met Keith Michael, who among other things, provides walking tours.  We invited him to share his story and introduce you to the walks he hosts. Enjoy! Seeing the Essentials with New York City WILD!... Continue Reading →

Day 9: Julius’

When Adam McCandless first opened his grocery story in 1835, in what is now Greenwich Village, little did he know that this building would change the course of history.   When the business was converted to a restaurant and bar 24 years later, it set on a path to the National Park Service Register of Historical... Continue Reading →

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