A day or more in NYC

Today we descended deep into the bowels of mid-town Manhattan to take the #7 subway-line across town.  It was hot down there, close to the earth’s core I imagined, and crowded. The throngs –  frowning, uncommunicative, tightly bunched together, all clutching their glowing rectangles waited while the platform shuddered, signifying a train in motion- somewhere – … [Read more…]

GRUMPA IN NYC

One might now consider us New Yorkers in the broadest interpretation of that assignation having resided here for less than two non-continuous weeks.  Our month in the city evolved into only three weeks due to forces within our control however  not necessarily within the parameters of particularly good judgement. But we are now here for … [Read more…]

And Then There Was Golf

“And the winds will say, ‘ They were a decent, godless people.  Their only monument the asphalt road and a thousand lost golf balls.”     Can’t remember who first wrote that, but Tom will! Just home from our annual summer golf outing with my high school friends.  There are six of us who actually … [Read more…]

The Sailing Life – AI

Having recently counted the days and being particularly gifted in math I have determined that  well over a year of retirement has elapsed. It has gone too quickly. Liken it to a shooting star in that you see it but it’s gone so fast that you aren’t sure it actually happened. During the course of … [Read more…]

Sounds of summer passing

Ah summer, how we love thee.  The afternoon drone of the cicadas is now transitioning into the riotous nighttime rampage of the male katydids suggesting that summer is past it’s prime. Should have called them katydon’ts! A deafening warning attempting to drive us inside before that one mosquito which has been laying in wait all … [Read more…]

End of July

……………..There was something I wanted to say……….?  Maybe if I sit here long enough it will come to me……….Nope. After avoiding it for years, I recently joined Instagram and Susan enrolled me in Face book.  Now I get many e-mails and requests to be friends with hundreds, and that’s not a misprint, yes hundreds of … [Read more…]

Baby Teeth. How I miss them!

Good morning! The airlines are ecstatic that my mother’s house is nearly sold and we’re back in the air again. After years of being very careful to avoid overexposure to radiation from dental x-rays we have now spent enough time at high altitude that we give off a slight glow in the dark.  Helpful at my … [Read more…]

Hi HO!

“Hi Ho!” – so sayeth one of the great literary geniuses of the 20th and 21st centuries who recognized in  all of us, as individuals and as societies, the irony of our madness, our genius, our vulnerabilities, our evil twins, our capacity for love, our ability to dismantle it and our willingness to stumble through this life … [Read more…]

Vero Beach -The Journey

“Rise free from care before the dawn and seek adventures.  Let the noon find you by other shores and the night overtake thee everywhere at home. There are no larger fields than these, no worthier games than may here be played…………………………..” There is much more to this quote by Henry David Thoreau,  words that I long ago … [Read more…]

St. Baldrick the bold…er…bald?

Welcome back ladies, gentlemen, the not so ladylike, the not so gentle and those yet undecided.  You know……….if you’re fully engaged in the act of living it’s difficult to take the time to record the events of one’s life without sacrificing more living.  Such is my current conundrum, condition, quandary and might one say dilemma? … [Read more…]