Traveling Man

Deep Ellum has one of the richest histories in Dallas.  Originally an area where freedmen settled after the Civil War, a warehouse and railroad site developed. The area was known as Central Track.  In the 1920s, several jazz and blues clubs opened, eventually numbering over 50 clubs.  Deep Ellum hosted some of America’s most renowned... Continue Reading →

Howdy, Y’all!

Tip and JAM coming to you from deep in the heart of the Republic of Texas. Well, not exactly deep in the heart.  The Metroplex, the Dallas-Ft Worth area is about an hour’s drive south of the Red River.  Deep in the heart is down around San Antonio and Austin.  Did you know Austin is... 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 →

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