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 →
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 →
Worth the effort
Getting there was anything but simple. With the N train in Astoria closed for track repairs, reaching the Wellington Court Project was anything but easy. It started with a one mile walk to get to the N train which took us only another mile where we caught the Tram to Roosevelt island. On Roosevelt Island... Continue Reading →
Should We Stay or Should We Go?
Tip: We need to get ready to go. JAM: What? Go where? Tip: You know, our plan was to just be here for a year. JAM: Yeah, I know Tip: The year is up. JAM: Yeah, well. Tip: We should be getting ready to go back to Texas. Are you ready to get packed up... Continue Reading →
The Seinfeld Blog
Rain in the forecast but we didn’t care, it was above 40 degrees and we had been cooped up for too long. Undecided about where to go, JAM said, “We haven’t been east for a while and we should go over to the other side of the island. East it was. With our umbrellas tucked out... Continue Reading →
I’m a Long Tall Texan
Well….I’m not too long…..and I’m not too tall….and, actually, I’m not really a true Texan. I’m an Okie, Sooner born and Sooner bred. But I moved to Texas in 1955, went to school there until high school, went to Cowboy games in the Cotton Bowl when the throwback uniforms weren’t throwbacks and lived there until... Continue Reading →
Like so many New Yorkers, the cold, the gray and longing for family and friends called us from the City in January. Our son came to experience the snow and cold shortly after the Cyclone Snow Bomb, then we headed south to the balmy temperatures of Texas. It was great revisiting family, catching up with... Continue Reading →
It Was a Very Good Year.
Tradition requires this to be a day of reflection and for looking forward. On the last day of 2016 we lost Quah, our dog of 16 years. She was the kindest, gentlest, best looking dog we have ever owned. She was a mutt like us, and she was always an important member of the family.... Continue Reading →
The Frick N’Cold
We have had a lot of snow this week. It is still a novelty for the two of us. Waking up and seeing a white world is like a 5yr old walking into the living room on Christmas morning and finding the doll she wants under the tree. We have wasted a lot of time... Continue Reading →
There is no place like Home for the holidays…
But if you need a second choice, New York City is the place to be. There are several reasons for this. First, New Yorkers celebrate whenever they have the opportunity. Seldom a weekend goes by without a parade, art or music festival, a run, or other public event, sanctioned or improvised. Second, the City... Continue Reading →