Then and Now

We have been on a history kick.  Growing up in Oklahoma, I remember studying about the 5 Civilized Tribes, the grapes of wrath, and the Alamo. I did pay attention to the U.S. history, but it seemed like something that happened far away and long ago, like the history of Greeks and Romans. Mostly I... Continue Reading →

Sunday in Central Park

There are hundreds!  There are thousands!  They are all here!  It is a beautiful Sunday afternoon and Central Park is full of people from all over the world enjoying this beautiful park on a beautiful day. The streets are full of bicycles, skateboards, and in-line skates ridden by all ages.  Some casually cruising along, some... Continue Reading →

Eyes of the Beholder

Since we got here about 5 months ago, we have only been to a couple of art galleries.  So we decided to have a gallery day.  We caught the C train to the heart of Chelsea, the part of the City that is rumored to be the art center of NYC. We walked the Highline,... Continue Reading →

We Almost Saw a Mermaid Parade

Zoo York City….I have heard that before.  I hadn’t seen it….. but that was before Saturday! There is a major happening each year at Coney Island where over 100,000 people show up. It’s the Mermaid Parade!  And we were told it was really interesting.  We were excited, not knowing what to expect. We got up... Continue Reading →

Sometimes It Is About Feeling

Shania Twain had all of Rockefeller Plaza feelin’ good as she sang “I Feel Like a Woman” during the Citi Concert Series on Today. This October she will drop her first album in more than 15 years.   Shania sang two cuts from her new album, Now, “Swinging with My Eyes Closed,” and “Life is About... Continue Reading →

Fleet Week

We were sitting at our table after breakfast when Jerry looked out the window.  She jumped up, all excited going, “Look, look, a battleship!”  I jumped up, went to the window and sure enough, there in the middle of the Hudson was an enormous Navy ship pulling into the piers.  Soon followed by a flotilla... Continue Reading →

No Day Shall Erase You from the Memory of Time

Somber. Saddening. Melancholy. Reverent, Anger.  Awe.  Fascination.  Pride.   All kinds of feelings run through your mind. I stood in the darkened corridors of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.  Hundreds of people wander through the hallways, some alone, some couples, families on a vacation, and some in groups with a guide offering narratives of displays.  All... Continue Reading →

Laugh, Laugh Broadway Comedy Club

  We had been in Times Square a few nights earlier and I got hustled.  A sidewalk ticket vendor captured us into a conversation and before I knew it, he was selling me 2 tickets to a comedy club. We were standing in line.  It seems for everything you do in New York City, you... Continue Reading →

Toto, You Ain’t in Texas No More…

The crowd was New York young, and New York dressed.  The guys were in casual cool and the girls were in catch your eye appeal.  They were drinking and they were loud.  Some were swaying to the music.  Some were swaying to the alcohol.  Some were just swaying. They call it a country saloon.  They... Continue Reading →

The Bad Portrait Artist

We were leaving Strawberry Fields, the John Lennon tribute in Central Park.  There is a crowd every day, despite the weather, all day long, despite the time.  Everyone is having a picture taken sitting next to the Imagine mosaic.  There is a crowd around the mosaic waiting their turn for a photo.  The area is... Continue Reading →

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