Carry

After an exhaustively satisfying jaunt to Disney Springs, we return to our Polynesian Paradise, with visions of plunging into a refreshing Oasis Pool. This photo captures many emotions for me, transporting me back to the warmth of that day; tasty lunch on the deck of the Boathouse, our traditional “Downtown” shopping and snacking adventures, and […]

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American Eagle

While visiting the beautiful city of Indianapolis last week for a basketball game between our beloved Seton Hall Pirates and Butler, we made an unexpected stop at the “9/11 Memorial”, that had been erected in the middle of the city. Suddenly and unexpectedly, the events of that morning more than fifteen years ago engulfed my consciousness. […]

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The Breakfast Nook

Cape May, NJ has an ambience all its own, with neatly trimmed Victorian homes, charming B&B’s, great restaurants and tree-lined streets that lead to a seemingly endless beach. And the icing on the cake is it’s location at the southernmost tip of the state, Which makes it a perfect migratory stopover for thousands of species […]

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Architextures

Today I present a sampling of recent travel photos, showcasing a broad array of architectural styles and textures; including the rustic, turn-of-the-century wood details of  Mohonk Mountain House, the glass and steel panoramic reflections of the Manhatten skyline, and the Pantheonic architecture of the “City of Brotherly Love”. All styles are as different from each […]

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Rare

Rare: Splurging on a special dinner at “Victoria and Albert”. Rarer: Impeccably skillful presentation of our “Colgin 2003“, transported all the way from our NJ wine rack, where it had rested peacefully for over a decade (well worth the corkage fee)! Rarer Still: Table-side coffee service – “Cona” process, brewed slowly, gently, and aromatically, as […]

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Carry

After an exhaustingly satisfying jaunt to Disney Springs, we return to our Polynesian Paradise, with visions of plunging into a refreshing Oasis Pool. This photo captures many emotions for me, transporting me back to the warmth of that day; tasty lunch on the deck of the Boathouse, our traditional “Downtown” shopping and snacking adventures, and […]

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Infinity

It’s all in one’s perspective, stirred or calm, No absolute to clear attempt define, Are we the epicenter of our realm, Or mere iotas in the breadth of time? In awe of spacious skies and hues sublime, Yet conscious that we’re specks of vast unknown, The midst of nowhere or mere changing clime, The macro […]

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Land…(sea)…scape

The window opened wide as it will go, Allowing sea salt air into my room, Whilst verdant sentries stalwart, toe to toe, Rustling regal guards that breathe “Hello”!   Photo Friday: Landscape 2016 This  week’s prompt reminded me of that summer morning several weeks ago as I waiting for the BCI sectional rehearsal to begin, at the […]

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Cagüenõ

She stood calm, in stark contrast to the rumbling, agitated heavens that served as her backdrop.  She seemed to beckon: “Come! Find shelter here with me.” As we rode the bumpy coach from San Juan that would soon drop us off at our intended destination, the Creole city of Caguas, our tour guide explained the significance of […]

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Choices

I’m drawn toward the crusty, clanging gate While only yards ahead, an easy wall stands stalwart, sturdy, rock on rock, in wait for someone just like me, to heed the call. A metaphor for problems that befall and plague our humdrum, hapless times, To heed the beck’ning of the wrought-arch portal, Or opt instead, for […]

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Still Waters

Far deep beneath the clear, blue surface-gleam, I’ve only just begun to delve below the calm and glassy mirror of this stream, Perhaps I fear what vision quest may show. So often thought to be a sign of growth, Of wisdom, neath a superficial wit, Still, I’m bereft of all is there to know, Perhaps […]

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