Globe Trekker

December 18, 2017

"Santa, I’m so glad you’re here. This is the second time we’ve crossed paths this week! The first was at Macy’s 34th Street. ” He replied, “I’m getting ready for that long ride around the world next week!”

This gentle reminder that we are officially in the holiday season opened the wonder of the child that lives inside me whether I might spot him one more time this week to make the tally of Santa sightings to three.

There was no need to tell him again what I wanted for Christmas, because...

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Sea & Land

December 14, 2017

A recent step out of my comfort zone was playing ukulele on elevators in the NYC area for Elevate1global elevator day. I hesitated but the gentle encouragement of a friend got me to participate.

I chose the song “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” and accompanied myself. It was a day of experiencing a rainbow of emotions and a day of “paying kindness forward”. In return I was gifted with acceptance, smiles and an occasional chocolate.

I began on the elevators onboard the Norwegian Gem cruise ship...

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Almost Walked Away

November 22, 2017

I found the sign outside of a restaurant named Manna's intriguing, but it scared me. It advertised a seafood boil for $9.95. I went inside. The number of patrons inside surprised me. Most were selecting their meal from long buffet tables. In the back was an order window where signage listed more steamed options. I read it and then exited the store.

I stood outside, looked at the sign again with a photo of the meal and asked myself, “What’s stopping you?”. My memory flashed back to when I...

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How’s Ya Pierogis?

November 8, 2017

The Dekalb Market Hall, a new culinary center brings an eclectic mix of trendy, ethnic and classic cuisines under one roof. Previously these establishments were spread out across NYC’s boroughs. Beyond tasty, a visit is really carbon footprint friendly

Diners at the Pierogi Boys, had big smiles on their faces - “How’s ya dinner”, i asked. They said the potato and cheese pierogi’s were to die for. Present was Steve’s Key Lime Pies from Red Hook Brooklyn, Katz’s Deli without the sawdust...

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October 30, 2017


I did a double take. A nearby concert came across my radar that featured pipe organ music, local singers, musicians, a silent film and a Halloween costume contest. It was last minute and it sounded terrific.

I lept into action to complete my Halloween costume.  I crafted a leafy bracelet and matching ring to help people identify me as the action figure, Poison Ivy.

I introduced myself to concert goers and offered my hand covered with vine. Most admired my green wig and green sparkled...

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