In our quest to find organic strawberries, we set off to Thompson-Finch Farm in Ancram, New York. It was an average summer Sunday – we started early because over the past years we have realized that when it comes to picking your own fruit – the early bird really does get the finest worm. Or in our case, the juiciest, freshest strawberries! The crowds are … Read the rest
Cornell University had a Webinar on Reimagining Travel: Reinventing the Travel Experience and Using Data to Boost Recovery on Thursday, January 14 at 11:00 AM ET. I was thrilled. So much to learn,
so little have to make time has been my motto of late.
I logged in, coffee in hand, toddler in view. He seemed intent on making some monster trucks jump off a … Read the rest
Last weekend we went for a hike in our home state and as I looked at the photos, Maria Popova’s now famous words Build pockets of stillness into your life kept coming back to me. Being still is an adventure in itself and not easily achievable, especially with a to-do list that keeps on growing and restless kids. But one can try.
So try we … Read the rest
As summer keeps rolling on, taking with it bit by bit the late sunsets and early sunrises, we seem to treasure our staycation more and more. We didn’t go to Maine as is the norm most summer, but instead, we played tennis and explored our home state of Connecticut.
Along with the rest of the world, we are trying to make the best of 2020, … Read the rest
I am going to do the unthinkable and begin my post with a quote. Friedrich Nietzsche once said “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” While I don’t know about that, what I am certain about is that he wasn’t talking about neighborhood strolls with a couple of kids who have been cooped up at home for more than a month now.… Read the rest
Way before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we took a trip to New York City for a day of history and adventure aboard the historic aircraft carrier, USS Intrepid. It was Kids’ Week and the queue was long but it was worth it. Apart from having one of the most varied aircraft collections on the East Coast, it has interactive exhibits, flight simulators, submarines and a … Read the rest
Last month I traveled half-way across the world to see my Dad. It was a solo week-long trip and had none of the highs associated with travel. I know that 22 hour-long flights are painful no matter how fun the destination or how great the company…but this trip stood out as one of the most trying ones yet. Mostly for personal reasons.
My Dad was … Read the rest
“The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”
— Henry Miller
I was going to leave this post with a picture and the above quote when my 8 year old, who now reads this blog, suggested I write more. So here’s more on paying attention and why I think … Read the rest