In case you haven’t noticed we have been a bit lax sharing our blog this year. Perhaps we have been distracted by the addition of a new family member, perhaps we have been chasing other butterflies, but whatever the distraction, we love those of you who have been following us these past six (yes six!)... Continue Reading →
It’s Been Burnin’ Since the World’s Been Turnin’
Finding hope and wonder in a burning world.
Gratitude and Family Traditions
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 →
Who’s Bucket List?
Fulfilling his bucket list, helped us fill ours...
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 took a trip to Queens, the Astoria section. It’s the upper northwest part of the borough. This area is world renown for graffiti. JAM has become a really big fan of graffiti and she had to see it. We were so blown away that this is going to be a picture post. Because…. pictures... Continue Reading →
Remembering 9.11 in NYC
9.11. Numbers, a phrase, a date that means so many things to so many people. Here in New York City, this date has approached holiday status as a national day of mourning. The flags are flown at half-staff. Commemorative ceremonies begin early in the morning. Names are read. Families read remembrance eulogies. The NYFD are... Continue Reading →
Jerrys friend Chris offered a recommendation when he heard we were headed to Queens to chase graffiti art. He said we would thank him when we were over hating him. We had to see what he meant by that. The place was LaGuli Pastry shop on Ditmars in Astoria, just steps away from the end... Continue Reading →
Great North River Tug Boat Games
Jerry woke up at 4 AM. I mistakenly set my alarm for 4:50. When it went off, Jerry was still awake. We laid there talking about our plans, both too excited to sleep. We were stoked because today was the day of the Tug Boat races. Move over, Popeye! We’re coming aboard! We weren’t going... Continue Reading →
A Vintage Experience
Browne and Co. Stationers was New York City’s oldest continually running business, printing under the same name since 1775. Two Hundred years later they teamed up with the New York South Seaport Museum to open a 19th century style print shop where they continue to print specialty items, cards, stationary, posters and other items suitable... Continue Reading →