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 →
The Legends of Kiamichi
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 →
Rejoice, It’s a New Decade!
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 →
We really needed a ’57 T-Bird or a ’63 Corvette Stingray to do this right. We were 3 hours west of Amarillo and the Cadillac Ranch. We were 3 hours east of Albuquerque. On Interstate-40. We were at the “Gateway to the West” and just two blocks away from yesteryear. We were getting our... Continue Reading →
Six months, two surgeries and four hospital stays later, I return. On November 3, 2018 I dropped a post titled Yes Virginia, There is a Wonderland. It talked about finding wonder wherever you are, and whatever your circumstances. I lean on you Maybe it was destiny that this post would challenge me through my own... Continue Reading →
Cruising through the streets of Dallas, we continued our search for iconic signature features of the city. We weren’t disappointed. Only a few blocks down the road we found what we were looking for. The Steers are running in Pioneer Plaza. Well, they’re bronze so they’re not really running, but they look like they are. ... Continue Reading →
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 →
Welcome to the Cedars…
In search of curiosities, we had to check out this art in The Cedars!
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 →