On Moving and Dislocation

Ask any New Yorker what their least favorite activity is – ask nearly anyone - and “moving” will come up pretty high on the list. All that packing and hunting and handing over money and resettling is rough. It’s not just the work, though: it’s the feeling of rootlessness that comes from not having a home, from [Read More...]

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...]

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...]

Great Music in Washington Square, New York . . . And It’s Free

So, you’re in New York City on a warm fall day and you don’t know what to do? I’d recommend a visit to Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. The park has been completely redone in the last few years and is delightful to the eyes. The people watching is unsurpassed. And you’ll be able [Read More...]


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