It is a grey and damp afternoon in New York City, warmer than it has been with a weather advisory for tomorrow indicating we will have as much as six inches of new snow.  Once I have finished a meeting tomorrow around noon, I am going to scamper back to the… Read full post »

Yesterday, I made the round trip to the city and back so I woke up at the Cottage again this morning where the temperature was nine degrees with a wind chill of zero.  Starting about now, the weather will deteriorate and there will be snow, wind, sleet, the full panoply of… Read full post »

It is mid-day and I am at the Acela Lounge in Penn Station, where I have been doing emails and catching up on the Season Finale of Downton Abbey, which I missed last night.  It was cold this morning when I left the cottage but the predicted six inches of snow… Read full post »

Classical music, mostly Mozart, plays in the background.  As I left for church this morning, a dusting of snow was falling and then it stopped.  None falls now but we are predicted to have another three to six inches tonight. 

Church was followed by a long and lazy brunch… Read full post »

It is the last day of February and, as I sit at my desk, the sun is just beginning to set.  The amount of daylight is about the same now as it was in October.  There are sharp shadows on the ground; soft jazz plays in the background.

It’s been… Read full post »

For anyone who might have noticed, there was no Letter From New York yesterday.  It was my intention to write it after a mid-afternoon appointment with a former client to do some more consulting for them.  The client, Nick Stuart, has also become one of my closest friends.  There were… Read full post »

It is a bright, sunny afternoon outside.  Temperatures have soared to 39 today, making this the warmest day in quite awhile.  The sky is a soft blue, tinged with a few soft white clouds.

Freshly back from my dentist, I have sparkling teeth from my semi-annual cleaning, a process they… Read full post »

Waking in New York City this morning, I grabbed my mobile and checked the weather.  There was a wind chill of 5 to 10 below zero.  I wanted to curl back up and wait for the day to warm.  Thankfully, despite the cold, it was brilliantly sunny and therefore I felt… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 23, 2015 1:58PM

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Ah, the joys of the bitter cold.  Just as I was headed to Amtrak to catch my train, I received a text message alerting me my train would be at least ninety minutes late and I would thus miss the conference I was scheduled to attend this afternoon in the city.… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 23, 2015 1:57PM

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Ah, the joys of the bitter cold.  Just as I was headed to Amtrak to catch my train, I received a text message alerting me my train would be at least ninety minutes late and I would thus miss the conference I was scheduled to attend this afternoon in the city.… Read full post »

Unusually, I am starting work on my blog early in the afternoon; usually I wait until the sun has begun set but about that time today I will need to be down at the Hudson Train station to pick up friends who are returning from Baltimore, where they spent the weekend.… Read full post »

Outside my window, a soft swirl of fresh snow is falling.  Soft jazz plays in the living room, with the sound drifting to my desk where I am writing.  The day has turned grey and everything outside looks muted.   The big orange plow trucks are patrolling the streets but I am… Read full post »

Train travel has been unpredictable today so to ensure that I am up in Hudson for dinner with my good friend, Paul Krich, I have moved my train up to the 3:15 Empire Service so that I will actually arrive in time for dinner.

I am sitting in the Acela… Read full post »

Train travel has been unpredictable today so to ensure that I am up in Hudson for dinner with my good friend, Paul Krich, I have moved my train up to the 3:15 Empire Service so that I will actually arrive in time for dinner.

I am sitting in the Acela… Read full post »

I am at a friend’s office this afternoon, working on a project for him.  It is bitterly cold here in New York and the wind chill will be fierce by this evening.  Weather Underground is predicting wind chills of minus eighteen tonight, which will be worse down on Riverside Drive, where… Read full post »

As I sit down tonight to write in New York City, a light snow is falling though weather.com does not indicate that it a harbinger of bad things to come. So, after a relatively busy afternoon, I have returned to the little apartment on Riverside to write my blog.

Last… Read full post »

As I sit down tonight to write in New York City, a light snow is falling though weather.com does not indicate that it a harbinger of bad things to come. So, after a relatively busy afternoon, I have returned to the little apartment on Riverside to write my blog.

Last… Read full post »

As I sit down tonight to write in New York City, a light snow is falling though weather.com does not indicate that it a harbinger of bad things to come. So, after a relatively busy afternoon, I have returned to the little apartment on Riverside to write my blog.

Last… Read full post »

As I sit down tonight to write in New York City, a light snow is falling though weather.com does not indicate that it a harbinger of bad things to come. So, after a relatively busy afternoon, I have returned to the little apartment on Riverside to write my blog.

Last… Read full post »

As I sit down tonight to write in New York City, a light snow is falling though weather.com does not indicate that it a harbinger of bad things to come. So, after a relatively busy afternoon, I have returned to the little apartment on Riverside to write my blog.

Last… Read full post »

As I sit down tonight to write in New York City, a light snow is falling though weather.com does not indicate that it a harbinger of bad things to come. So, after a relatively busy afternoon, I have returned to the little apartment on Riverside to write my blog.

Last… Read full post »

As I sit down tonight to write in New York City, a light snow is falling though weather.com does not indicate that it a harbinger of bad things to come. So, after a relatively busy afternoon, I have returned to the little apartment on Riverside to write my blog.

Last… Read full post »

As I sit down tonight to write in New York City, a light snow is falling though weather.com does not indicate that it a harbinger of bad things to come. So, after a relatively busy afternoon, I have returned to the little apartment on Riverside to write my blog.

Last… Read full post »

As I sit down tonight to write in New York City, a light snow is falling though weather.com does not indicate that it a harbinger of bad things to come. So, after a relatively busy afternoon, I have returned to the little apartment on Riverside to write my blog.

Last… Read full post »

As I sit down tonight to write in New York City, a light snow is falling though weather.com does not indicate that it a harbinger of bad things to come. So, after a relatively busy afternoon, I have returned to the little apartment on Riverside to write my blog.

Last… Read full post »