A Week in the Colorado Mountains

August 14, 2020

Nothing like a little nature to make you remember what’s important.   I took a much needed sojourn to the mountains last week.   I rented a great little house called “The Dressmaker’s Cottage.   Leadville has always been one of my favorite mountain towns.   Its weird and quirky and artsy Leadville was first…

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Lake Champlain Overflows! Highest Water Level Ever, 102 Feet

May 7, 2011

It was quite an adventurous two days!  Rain hiking and several detours before getting on a ferry that actually crossed Lake Champlain.  The first ferry was, well as you can see not happening–detour! The second ferry at Port Henry, also submerged.  Finally I was heading towards the only ferry in the vicinity that seemed to be…

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Dang, I Think I Done Run Over A Hillbilly Woman

May 5, 2011

So here I was possum huntin and this crazy mountain woman comes runnin out the forest yellin “Here little Earl, come her ya varmint”  I just didn’t see her and that’s when I heard the thud. I looked down and sure enough there she was a layin under my tire.  I jumped out my truck and she yelled…

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U.S Military Academy at West Point (and Lori’s house)

May 2, 2011

Could I have asked for a more perfect day for my first day on the road?  I said goodbye to 95 Horatio Street and hello to Upstate NY, starting with a two hour guided tour of The U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  A strange choice for a first stop you say, not really, if you think about…

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May 1, 2011– Time To Hit The Road!

May 1, 2011
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Rainy NYC Afternoon

April 29, 2011
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Photos From My Going Away Party-April 23, 2011

April 28, 2011

So much fun!  The Americana theme was a huge success. Party revelers enjoyed a wide variety of “Food and drink from The Middle“.  Please note  friends/readers who are from The Middle, while it may seem like I’m mocking you, I’m not!  Just the opposite in fact, I’m embracing all that happens in-between our illustrious coasts. I’m so excited for…

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My Perestroika – A Favorite New York Tradition

April 17, 2011

Perestroika’s literal meaning is “restructuring”, so it seems fitting that the film My Perestroika at the IFC Center in The West Village will most likely be the last independent/foreign film I see here for a while. One of my favorite New York rituals for over twenty years has been the Sunday early morning movie outing followed by…

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NYC What I’ll Miss and What I Won’t

April 13, 2011

Movies with popcorn and bagels with cream cheese, morning newspapers and coffee with soy milk, girls in short dresses and very high heels, shopping at The Strand and getting great deals. When the sirens blare, when the dogs crap, when I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite New York things and then I don’t feeeeeeeeeel so bad.  

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This Ain’t My First Time at the Rodeo

April 11, 2011

Three weeks from today I’m gone. I’m no longer measuring my time before departure in months, but in weeks and days.  I’m so excited to hit the road and for the adventure begin. At the same time I’m leaving behind a way of life that’s comfortable and familiar and throwing it all up in the air.   Well,…

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