I Love New York

There used to be an ad campaign with this title. It always seemed so silly to me. Until 9/11. I was born in the New York metropolitan area.  My parents were both native New Yawkas, having grown up within just a few miles of each other.  My maternal relatives were from Brooklyn; my paternal grands were originally from Pittsburgh, then moved to Chicago, then finally … Continue reading I Love New York

Gently Ending

Summer seems to be ending on a gentle note after the havoc of earthquakes and hurricanes.  Labor Day weekend always used to signal the end of summer, harvest and the beginning of the academic year.  This summer flew by – as each one does year after year, taking less time (or so it seems) in the process. I’ve done quite a bit of driving, as … Continue reading Gently Ending