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Oysters Out in Oyster Bay Do It…

Driven by an intense desire to be anywhere other than Manhattan, a friend and I took the train (known by locals as the Toonerville Trolley) to Oyster Bay, LI. Once there we made our way to the Planting Fields, an … Continue reading

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Fricked

Since it opened in 1963 I have disliked the building I still refer to as the Whitney Museum but is more correctly known as the Breuer after architect Marcel Breuer who designed it. Large, overbearing, and apparently a huge drain … Continue reading

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The Perfect Arancini

Just published in Italy Time: (sorry, have to click link to read it.) https://mailchi.mp/572db561a5cc/original-italian-food-and-theatre?fbclid=IwAR00jzQPj-uozzHT8ADQULyw0Fz5E0ED3wj9vmiAbCP4ztkZF-xRY-pxd6s NO recipe because I’m not big on frying and that’s how to make this. How about leaving it at a nice glass of a good Italian … Continue reading

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May the Road Rise Up to Meet You…

In a fit of ‘here’s to 2021’ partly inspired by The New York Times, during the seemingly endless New Year’s weekend, a friend and I went to the brand-new Moynihan Train Hall. Governor Cuomo called the building “deeply hopeful” and … Continue reading

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What Decked Halls?

For the first time in my life I have no Christmas tree. The Victorian skaters that usually grace my dining room table are in the basement in a box. No Santa perched on a tiny sleigh piled with tiny packages, … Continue reading

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Felonious

I love Sake, the fifth cat in my life, but it’s a little like adoring a child in mid-meltdown. She has a tendency to nip when she wants attention and would like me to play with her 24/7. Last November … Continue reading

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My Oregon Trail in the Time of Covid

Just published. Sorry about the ads inserted at site. To read click link: Traveling the Oregon Trail in the Time of COVID    

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VOTE 2020

Armed with a filled-in absentee ballot I went to vote at the Robert F. Wagner Middle School on East 75th Street. Me and lots of other people. I arrived at 10:15 when the double lines stretched around the block as … Continue reading

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Northeast Travels

In this weird season of blur, I’ve been lucky enough to travel a few times. I visited family in Hopkinton, MA, going by train to Providence, RI where I sampled a hot dog at Haven Brothers,  a long-lived local institution. … Continue reading

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Civics Lessons

  Over the weekend a friend and I went to the new Monumental Women sculpture in Central Park. The women shown are 19th century women’s rights activists, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony (both New Yorkers) and Sojourner Truth, … Continue reading

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