Pay It Forward (With Coffee)

This popped up on my Facebook feed this week and made me smile enough that I wanted to pass it along: Tough economic times and growing poverty in much of Europe are reviving a humble tradition that began some one-hundred years ago in the Italian city of Naples. It’s called caffè sospeso — “suspended coffee”: [Read More...]

Natural Beauty in New York City: Pelham Bay Park

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When you think of New York City, you no doubt think of a giant, crowded, intoxicating, bustling metropolis filled with buildings, taxis, street vendors, and people, millions of people. But one of the things I love about New York City is the fact that, with a little time, effort, and money, you can get far [Read More...]

A Season of Thanksgiving: Thankful for the Beauty of Nature

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Part 6 of series: Thanksgiving: Not Just a Day, But a Season Thankful for the Beauty of Nature in Autumn On a recent trip to New York City, I joined my son, Nathan, for a walk/hike through Van Cortland Park. This park of more than 1,000 acres is in the northwest Bronx. It’s accessible from [Read More...]

A Mystery Solved

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As a man, I have always wondered why women take so long in women’s restrooms. What mystery lurks inside that captures their attention? Now I know. While in a New York subway recently, I saw inside of a women’s restroom. It’s filled with treasures and distractions. Men’s restrooms are much more spartan. At any rate, [Read More...]


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