- New York, New York, USA
- January 08
- Pilgrim, mom, explorer, traveler, photographer, singer - as long as somebody else cooks! I also hire out as an independent website design consultant and graphic designer. My photos are available on Red Bubble.
MY RECENT POSTS
- My Thanksgiving Prayers
November 25, 2013 11:30AM
- A Fresco Speaks for Women?
November 20, 2013 03:02PM
- Little Notes Under the Door
November 13, 2013 04:28PM
- What's "Not" Hot in NYC
November 04, 2013 10:17AM
- The John 14:6 Guy in Harlem
October 26, 2013 05:33PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “It reminds me of the
oatmeal cake we make for
Sometimes the most
November 25, 2013 09:18PM
- “I love the
November 25, 2013 09:15PM
- “jlsathre - that hot
water thing really speaks to
me. We had
the hot run out
November 25, 2013 09:13PM
- “I grew up in a family
full of Irish Catholics. When
came along, it was
November 21, 2013 09:35AM
- “zanelle - definitely not
separate, and I think most
happy with their
November 20, 2013 09:12PM
Dear God -
Thanks for everything, but in particular, the following:
1) Thank you for my children. Despite my concerted and muffed up efforts, they are all turning out to be quite wonderful. They are nearly all grown up now and they are just a way, whole lot better… Read full post »
So there's all this hoopla about the newly restored 3rd c. tomb frescoes in Rome. Why? Because it looks like the images depict a service, obviously Christian, being performed by a woman.
Here's the thing: so what?
There could be all… Read full post »
Written communication has come a long way, you might say, from the quill and the ink stand, the parchment and the wax seal. But even though we spend way more time typing our thoughts on a keyboard, little notes still get through. Sometimes they are posted with stamps, the way people… Read full post »
If you want to stay on the cutting edge of what's hot and what is decidedly not hot in New York, you need to keep your eyes open and your ear to the ground. You listen to random conversations on the bus, you see what playbills tourists/… Read full post »
There is this guy. I watched him the other day. He was leaning into the passenger side of a decorated car parked on Broadway where there was a pile of white papers and some Scotch tape. Then he stood next to the open door and looked around,/… Read full post »
Driver: "Hi, how're you doing?"
Me: "Fine, thank you. I just want to get to Yankee Stadium. Thank you."
Door shuts, I swap off the irritating video that plays into the back seat of the cab and I pull out my phone to check, well, to check everything.
Driver: "There's lots… Read full post »
Lately, I’ve been noticing people with canes. I understand how useful they can be if you have injured your foot, your leg, for instance. Use a cane while it heals.
But the canes I have been watching are being used by older people. Typically, they are not pretty or… Read full post »
I am just no good for boycotts. I'm sorry. I can't help you.
And it's not that I do not support the many causes that would prompt a boycott. I would be more than happy to support any number of them, but life gets in the way sometimes and so does… Read full post »
I caught sight of a morning moon,
hanging low in a clear
sky blue sky.
I saw it over the bail bonds office
and that real estate place that's never open.
I look up at the planes
taking the sky from you
It’s funny the things you don’t pay attention to when you are on your way to the bus. Most mornings, I’m on some kind of auto-pilot. If you asked me how I got to the bus stop, I would probably stammer something about crossing the street, or stopping/… Read full post »
My house is for sale. No, not the house I live in or the house I own, but the house I covet, the house I long for. I know you aren’t supposed to covet your neighbor’s wife or your neighbor’s house, but I really love this one. It’s for sale now/…
I want to forget September 11. It’s not that I no longer grieve for the terrible loss of life. It’s not that I think we as a nation must ever forget. It’s that I am exhausted by the grief of so many years of remembering. The wounds are still fresh and… Read full post »
Most grownups know that life changes things. As much as we think we know something one day, the next day can bring blazing success, total failure, bitter disappointment, or inconceivable rapture, and suddenly, everything changes.
This is the list of things that I know for certain today… Read full post »
It's Labor Day, I have the day off, so I thought I'd just make a short list of all the things I don't know right now. If you can jump in and clear any of this up, please feel free!
1. I don't know why Maury Povich keeps pulling me in. … Read full post »
It's a historic day. Commemorating the 1963 March on Washington and the speeches is something not to take lightly, and definitely not to miss. If you get the chance to hear the entire 17 minute speech, take it. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the kind of speaker we should celebrate, the… Read full post »
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
… Read full post »
Everyone tries to be brave
To find courage or strength.
To go farther out, even out on a limb.
But for me, it’s the sea.
I just need the sea.
How could I not have chosen this before?
To… Read full post »
I stopped in front of our park bench today,
Remembering you sitting there.
I would sit next to you,
Watching the dogs pull on a leash
The couples holding hands.
You would lean in… Read full post »
Dearest Sirenita -
With much love and many prayers,
photo by me
World Youth Day begins in Rio de Janeiro this week. It’s a multi-day, multi-event phenomenon that draws huge numbers of young Catholic pilgrims every year. They come in buses, on planes, with their church youth groups and choirs. They camp out, they go to Mass, they network wi… Read full post »
Most days, I pride myself in being an early feminist. I subscribed to Ms. Magazine, I joined the National Organization for Women, I voted, and I sneered dutifully when a man tried to open a car door for me, because I had witnessed first hand how easy it was for a… Read full post »
Don't you ever ask them why, if they told
you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.
On a flight into New York recently, I was fortunate to sit in front of a wonderful dad and… Read full post »
That tree’s gotta come down, he said.
It's too close to the house, dear.
I know, but it’s there that we met, she said.
It’s there we slept that first night,
Snuggled close by that tree.
We could see the water then from this… Read full post »
A wonderful local historical society that I frequent challenges their visitors to identify the people in their mystery photo collection. They have amazing historical photos, but no clue as to the identity of the people in them. Sometimes, the event is clear, like… Read full post »
You should notice her right away. It’s 80 degrees, it’s humid for this time of year, everyone is shifting their weight, looking for a bit of shade, a little breeze, and it’s early so the day will be warmer in no time. But she’s wearing a quilted winter… Read full post »