Travel with Purpose

June 4, 2017

My itinerary for this adventure was an inspiring marathon of abandoning into story telling as an art form.

I attended the Northeast Storytelling annual conference.  The energy was contagious with the authenticity of the community shining through. Going as a "solo" was the "norm" rather than the exceptions and magnified my immersion in the stunning program.

The weekend left me tingly, fresh of new ideas and gratitude for this magical experience.

Nestled in historic, Plymouth, Mass, the...

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Play it Again

May 28, 2017

Sam the Clam was a restaurant and bar I hesitated to visit for lunch last year while day tripping. I hesitated at the shack like appearance and the large Marilyn and gangster statues out front.  I took a risk and dined on the large deck. The food, wait staff and fellow diners were great. But the traffic of customers was light and so I didn’t think I experienced the full ambiance of the place.

The second time was a charm. I dined inside at a booth with an undersea port hole. I learned that...

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The Real Harlem

May 22, 2017

Whenever I visit Harlem, I feel the energy,  I feel the love and I feel the pride. At the Harlem Eatup Festival Grand Tasting, I felt the magic of it all coming together and most importantly I felt like I was home.

At the Harlem EatUp food and drink festival you arrive as a stranger and leave as a part of the family. In the midst of all the generosity, you discover things your never knew.  It changes your perspective and enlarges your desire to immerse in the spirit of Harlem.

Set in a...

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Multi Faceted Adventure

May 14, 2017

In the Friday NY times email alert was a short list of weekend events. A show named “Lilia” was being performed by playwright and actress Libby Skala, at the NY Public Library, Jefferson Market Library in Chelsea caught my eye. 

The play was about the life of Austrian actress Lilia Skala and the relationship with her granddaughter, Libby. This stunning one woman show was previously performed Off-Broadway and at Fringe Festivals. Reading about the Library, I learned it was historically a...

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April 28, 2017

Growing up, one of the highlights of a trip to Macy’s 34th Street in New York was riding the old fashioned wooden escalators. On a whim I decided to visit the store for the purpose of discovering whether or not they stood the test of time.

I began by asking a store clerk and she confirmed there are a number of them, but could only direct us to one, which was wood, but not as aged as the ones I remembered. At the elevator banks I announced what I was hunting for. The suggestion was to begin...

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