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 →
The Sunset That Never Came
Fall is arriving and this week we were blessed with the beautiful days of Indian Summer. Antsy to leave the apartment one evening, we checked the windows to see the golden rays of sun beginning to cast long shadows. It took a few seconds before we decided to watch the sunset over the Hudson, along the... Continue Reading →
The Pillow Fight
“See that giant rabbit? Follow him!” We got on the C train and got off at 4th Street. We didn’t know where we were. We wandered around looking for the National Pillow Fight Day at Washington Square Park. We weren’t having much luck finding the Park and we were wandering all over the Village when... Continue Reading →
A Walk in the Fog
It was so foggy. How foggy was it? It was so foggy the ducks were bumping into the piers. You couldn’t see the tugboats and barges just beyond the end of the piers, much less the coast of New Jersey across the Hudson. JAM wanted to take pictures in the fog, so we bundled... Continue Reading →
For those of you who are planning to visit New York City, we have found a touristy thing we think you will enjoy. Near Times Square sits a diner that looks like a movie set from Happy Days. It’s the Stardust Diner. There are two ways to spot it. One, it looks like something from... 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 →
Cyclone Snow Bomb
We are told we just experienced a Cyclone Snow Bomb. Not sure exactly what it is, but whatever it was it's COLD! The weather maps show a hurricane (or maybe it was a cyclone) off the east coast. The effects of the hurricane were amplified by a "Noreaster". While we dont understand the meteorological implications,... Continue Reading →
It is January 1. New Years Day. A new beginning. A clean slate.
What will this year bring? What do I hope for? Affect the things I can, accept those I cannot. I live life by this acronym: TOPCAFE. T: Thanks and gratitude. Give thanks to God everyday for the blessings around me. People in my life, opportunities I am given, the ability to find goodness when the... 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 →
We’ve Just One More Christmas Wish…
Greeting cards have all been sent.. The Christmas rush is through. But we still have a wish to send, A special one for you... Holidays are joyful, There's always something new But everyday is a holiday When we hear from you. We wish you Merry Christmas, We are apart it is true... But we can... Continue Reading →