All Hallows Eve
Oct31

All Hallows Eve

When I was a kid growing up Halloween was a BIG DEAL! My father, a child at heart, would go all out each year on Halloween. Forget those cheap costumes from the department stores (you know the kind that came in a box with a plastic see through window. The ones where you had a cheap plastic mask with a thin elastic band that when placed on your face smelled of chemicals. I can still smell that smell!) my father ensured that we got well...

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A child without courage…
Oct26

A child without courage…

On this lazy Sunday in October as fall has set in and the sun is setting earlier and earlier I decided to enjoy my last few hours of the weekend at home with a glass of wine and some movie time. These types of Sunday evenings I often give into nostalgia as I am prone to do and therefore rely on music or movies that resonate with my childhood and are imbued with familial sentiment. One such movie which never gets old and I can watch...

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London Weekend Chapter 1
Feb12

London Weekend Chapter 1

I awoke Saturday morning at 8:30 which I consider to be rather early for a weekend but I was not about to waste my first free day in London sleeping when the world was beckoning to be explored. I was out of the hotel by 9 AM and began my slow walk through the city with my course plotted and destination set. I had been longing to visit the Tate Modern ever since my first visit to London when time would not allow for that to happen. I...

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A little girl named Malala
Jan30

A little girl named Malala

As I turned the last page, well more like electronically swiped the last page, it was made abundantly clear. My life and the blessings that I’ve come to accept as normal, expected, deserved are not to be taken so cavalierly. I just finished reading I am Malala which was written by a young girl from Pakistan whose belief in education is so profound that she fought for it despite the danger it brought to her and her family. Even...

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BPL – A Boston Favorite
Dec20

BPL – A Boston Favorite

There are a few spots around Boston that I really love. Yesterday during my walk around town I stopped in one of my favorites, the Boston Public Library. This was actually the very first place I went on my first trip to Boston back in 1996. Granted it was to use the restroom after my long drive up from NY but we can overlook that. The inside of the old library is beautiful. I love the ornate staircase, the decorative friezes and the...

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Not a NY Times Book Review
Dec17

Not a NY Times Book Review

With the realization that I do not possess the qualifications to critique any author’s work, I humbly provide my own personal insights on my latest endeavor into the wonderful world of books. A second caveat I should address is that I am not a voracious reader. I do enjoy it, but it isn’t something that keeps me up into the early morning hours depriving me of sleep because I just can’t put the book down. Like a “social drinker” I...

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