Yesterday afternoon, we attended Boston Ballet’s production of the ‘The Nutcracker’ and my feet has not touched the ground since. Set to Tchaikovsky’s august score, E.T.A. Hoffmann’s popular tale of ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ came to life within the walls of the lavish grandeur of the Boston Opera House. Pure Magic. As the Christmas tree […]
We met this big fella at the Pittsburgh Zoo during our biking trip in the city. As I settle down to write about our trip I look at all the pics we took of the cityscape, the stadium, the museums, the sculptures but none of them can match the mood of this one. I wonder, […]
The above picture is from a diner off US Highway 2 in northern Montana. I loved its classic look and feel, very fifties. To make matters more interesting there was this poster of a glaring Yosemite Sam riddled with fake bullet holes which dared you to complain. If you look closely, it says ‘Complaint Department – […]
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park is one of Long Island’s premier arboretums. I was going through some old pics, when I found this from our Planting Fields collection. Kicking off the week with some color and cheer! Happy Holidays Everyone!
Every time I see a gingerbread house I think of Hansel and Gretel. Yup, suddenly the drawings and even the staid fonts of my big fat Grimm’s Fairy Tales appear out of nowhere and am drawn into a world of adventure and magic. I sometimes wonder about the future of books. With the advent of […]
Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration is located in Mystic just off Exit 90 on Interstate 95 and is one of those places in Connecticut which makes for a perfect day trip any time of the year. We visited the Aquarium on a cold November morning just in time to see 20 or more African Penguins being fed fresh fish. […]
Owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Foxwoods Resort and Casino is the largest casino in the Western Hemisphere. No, America’s biggest casino is not on the Las Vegas Strip or Atlantic City Boardwalk, it’s in Mashantucket, Connecticut on Indian reservation. According to Tribal Nation website “The Mashantucket Pequots are an Eastern Woodland people with its […]
This snub-nosed adorable bulldog stole my heart. We had stopped for coffee in downtown Whitefish, Montana on a rainy October morning and this stodgy fella stood outside…looking in through the glass but not stepping in. This reminds me of the Puppy Song by Harry Nilsson – here are a few lines: Dreams are nothing more than wishes […]