What is remembered lives

I recently started following a new-to-me Instagram account, TheAIDSMemorial. It isn’t that I need reminders to reflect upon those who have been lost to AIDS, but seeing the photos and reading the stories has moved me deeply. Damn, they were so young. As our country faces yet another variant strain of Covid, I can’t help but … Continue reading What is remembered lives

Things to do before the end of the year

So, friends, we’re down to the last 12 weeks of 2021. It’s been a year, hasn’t it? I’m not much for resolutions at the beginning of the year, but I do feel compelled to reflect on a year as it draws to an end. There have been some wonderful memories made this year, but I’m … Continue reading Things to do before the end of the year

New York speaks to me

Some words that recently caught my eye - NYC with an Albany bonus. Store windows, lower Broadway ”Denial is dangerous,” East 17th St. Hands up - Fishs Eddy This font! University Place, NYC Bleecker Street Little Italy Greenwich Village Is this even a question? Ground Zero Daniel Patrick Moynihan > Penn Station No explanation necessary

The Weekend – and other random thoughts on Super Bowl Sunday

Despite not having even gotten into my car today, I still feel like my weekend was pretty complete.My Friday night date was fun. Really, really fun.The Catskills, dusted with snow on a winter morning, are stunning.Bonfires at the neighbor’s house have been the saving grace of the pandemic.Making reservations for July, in Spain, gives me … Continue reading The Weekend – and other random thoughts on Super Bowl Sunday

Dinner out? Sure!

One of the most impressive things I witnessed during my recent NYC getaway was the creativity of restaurateurs trying to stay in business. With regulations changing more frequently than prepubescent boys change their undergarments, it’s a marvel to see the careful attention hospitality professionals are paying to mandates and directives. It seems impossible to keep … Continue reading Dinner out? Sure!

Never forget – World AIDS Day, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I certainly never imagined surviving two pandemics in fifty some odd years. As Covid-19 rages in a country often more committed to individual rights to not wear a mask than to preserving health, it almost feels quaint to reflect back on the first pandemic I witnessed - the AIDS … Continue reading Never forget – World AIDS Day, 2020