Snapfish makes me happy

Everytime I walk past this photo collage from last Halloween in Salem, it makes me smile.  Maybe it’s the pink wig.  More likely, it’s the memory of a good time.  This is why I love snapfish.com photo collages.  I make photo collages for all of my trips now.  It’s easy and inexpensive.  Unlike keeping a […]

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September 8, 2012

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Meatballs and the Mob in Little Italy

Sometimes decisions about meatballs and Cosmos are made because someone makes you laugh.  It was like that on a recent summer evening in Little Italy.  With friends from out of town, we wandered down Mulberry Street in search of the perfect authentic Italian meal. Most of the restaurants have hawkers posted on the sidewalk to […]

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Memorial Day 2012

 In memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we can be free  A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.                                                                                                  –  George William Curtis

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May 28, 2012

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Free range egg farm on Long Island

When I heard there was a free range chicken farm nearby that sold eggs, I immediately got on google maps to find the way to Armstrong Farm.  The first day I drove around for 2-1/2 hours without hearing one cock-a-doodle-do.  While a lovely drive on the Gold Coast of Long Island on a pretty Spring […]

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Sandcastles, safaris, and rice ball mascots

Castles in the Czech Republic, Broadway fantasy camp, farmhouse rentals in Tuscany, Canadian Grand Prix, African safaris…  These are not dreams or daydreams I’ve recently had, but destination ideas from the New York Times Travel Show 2012.  I have attended the show for the past several years and always go on ‘press day’ which is […]

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March 10, 2012

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Mardi Gras Voodoo

The blood drips off the bones onto the children while they sleep…  This from the most memorable tour and craziest story heard during my week-long stay in New Orleans.  It was told to me and others in our group by Jerry while walking along N. Rampart Street on the way to the cemetery.  We were […]

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February 21, 2012

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Dragons breathe good luck into 2012

For everyone born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 (and those coming in 2012, like my newest nephew today)  – this is your year and it’s gonna be a lucky one!  According to Chinese lore, 2012 is the year of the Dragon and it means prosperity for all. The Chinese Zodiac consists […]

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