I’m sure you’ve heard the saga of the Albany Bear. A young black bear, with a history of repeatedly wandering into populated areas, was a deemed a “nuisance” and euthanized yesterday. The last 24 hours of the bear’s life included being struck by a car, shot with both a shotgun and a tranquilizer gun and … Continue reading Up a tree
Yep, there were three boys and yes, we did visit three islands. Mission accomplished. Here are some highlights. We actually got on the road precisely on time. This is such a rare occurrence that I could not let it pass without acknowledgement. The drive was uneventful and we encountered no traffic until we got to … Continue reading Every boy an island
Almost 6 months to the date exactly, the boys and I are getting ready to head back to NYC for another round of adventures. Our plans for the weekend include taking in some of the Fleet Week events and a visit to Lady Liberty. We’re staying in TriBeCa and once I park my car, hopefully … Continue reading Making Memorial Day memories
I’m hoping that publicly admitting my failure to act as a responsible citizen will help me to exorcise the guilt I’ve been feeling since last night’s decision to not get in my car and drive to yet another new polling location. You know I’m a big believer in exercising one’s civil rights, and I truly … Continue reading Confession – I didn’t vote yesterday
After working for 16 of the last 18 days, I finally hit the wall today. Maybe you heard the sound of me crashing around 4:30 Sunday afternoon when I returned home from the Hong Kong Bakery, my belly full of terrific Chinese food. My initial thought had been to grab Jeter and head down to … Continue reading Hello, Wall!
Earlier this year I made the decision to cancel my YMCA membership. Financially and physically it just wasn't making sense for me anymore and I've reallocated my membership $$ to the Hot Yoga Spot. I haven't regretted my choice at all. Well, almost not at all. I was only taking one class a week at … Continue reading Weighing in
If you were to look in my closet, you'd notice a number of similar items, like these two dresses, for instance. My tendency to gravitate to a certain style of shoe (chunky Mary Janes, preferably black), boots (knee-high, brown lace-ups) and sweaters (oversize and loosely woven) is easily discernible. I've got a thing for purple … Continue reading Looking for patterns