Category Archives: Museums, galleries

Ah, Burgundy!

When our friends Kevin and Allan invited us to join them and about 20 other of their close friends to celebrate Kevin’s 60th birthday for a week in Burgundy, France, we didn’t hesitate. They rented two chateaus in the little … Continue reading

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Grandma Day: Thomas Edison!

Try explaining to a five and seven-year old that at one time in life there were no computers and that to take a photograph involved hiding under a heavy, dark canvas and pictures had to be developed. Just try telling … Continue reading

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Edna St. Vincent Millay: Happy 125th Birthday!

A couple college friends and I decided to visit the home and gardens of famous poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, in Austerlitz, NY. We were eager to find out whether the rumors we’d heard about her – that she jumped … Continue reading

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Time to Investigate Trump & Putin

Growing up in the early 1960’s I heard about the Russians. I heard about the space race and Sputnik, and remember seeing Khrushchev on television. I remember hearing how we were supposed to be afraid of the Russians, though I … Continue reading

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Flowers for Annie

My Aunt Anne always said, “never miss a ‘simcha’- (Yiddish for celebration); don’t wait for the funeral.” I’d visited my aunt several times in the past four years since she’d moved to Connecticut after many years in Florida. By the … Continue reading

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Good Bye Wool, Hello Down!

Upon arrival in New Orleans this week, I jammed my down coat into its stuff sack, and stored it in my suitcase. I needed a warm coat in New Jersey and only a light sweater there. When I’m in cities, … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

The last couple weeks of the year have been filled with fun and blessings, highlighted mostly by the arrival of grandchild #7, born 12/24. I was away when she arrived.  We spent a week cycling and hiking in Guadeloupe. Rain … Continue reading

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