Blog Archives

Coming Back

Coming Back

Here is an update on the Yankee Stadium. There is still quite a ways to go with the construction, but it’s moving along. Steve and I take the #4 train to the site, we get off the train and walk to the end of the platform where there is a fantastic view of everything...

Read more »

TROUBLE IN THE NIGHT

TROUBLE IN THE NIGHT

I live in typical post WWI building in the Bronx and one night a couple years ago we had a near major catastrophe. Just as our favorite Wednesday evening TV program ended the lights flashed off and on several times and then in an instant we were in total darkness and our apartment quickly...

Read more »

Making a Soccer Ball

Making a Soccer Ball

Two years ago and my first Christmas as a grandmother I decided to make a small soccer ball for Devon, my nearly 3-month-old grandson. The ball looked simple enough to copy — alternating black and white hexagons sewn together as for a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt, but my pattern would need to be three-dimensional....

Read more »

Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium

Yesterday we took the 4 Train to check out Yankee Stadium. It probably will not be completed for another year or maybe two, but they’re working on it. We didn’t get there until late in the afternoon and the sun was bright and glaring and falling right behind the old stadium making it very...

Read more »

Gypsies in Old Town Square

Gypsies in Old Town Square

OLD TOWN SQUARE Sitting in Old Town Square will always remain one of the highlights of my trip to Prague. My husband and I would sit on a park bench under the shade of trees, or in one of the outdoor cafes and watch people pass by. Some times we’d venture over to the...

Read more »

Preface for BLACK UMBRELLA “A Novel In Revision”

(I read this at a Sisters In Crime gathering a couple weeks ago.) A jagged shadow sliced across a vacant brownstone where Andre crouched under the stairway. There had been a steady drizzle since midnight. The streets were slick and the trees and buildings near where Andre waited glistened. In the summer even in...

Read more »

Jury Duty Yesterday and Today

Today and yesterday I had Jury duty. Oyeee, what a time that was. I got called in on one case but was dismissed and the rest of the time I sat in the jury waiting room listening for my name to be called. But what I realized was that the construction of the new...

Read more »

I Got Fish On My Mind

I Got Fish On My Mind

The top picture is of a pond filled with Koi in a beautiful park and meditation garden in Japan. The fish were friendly and obviously used to human. They followed us as we walked along the edge of the pond. You think they were looking for food? This other shot is of an aquarium...

Read more »

The Garden Located In The Back Of Tokyo Dome

The Garden Located In The Back Of Tokyo Dome

And then in the back of the baseball stadium is a lovely park, small, quiet and as precious as any garden dotted throughout Japan. If you walk along the ramp that encircles the Dome you will see the garden.

Read more »

JAPANESE BASEBALL STADIUM, THE EGG

JAPANESE BASEBALL STADIUM, THE EGG

What I could use right now is a good old fashioned baseball game. But the season will not start for another month and all I’m left with are memories of games. And I’m left with pictures of a time that thrilled the dickens out of me, the Tokyo Dome. The stadium is known as...

Read more »