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August 8, 2019

Chicago Water Tower     Walking along Michigan Avenue, in Chicago, Illinois, it is impossible not to be drawn to the castellated gothic building, which is in fact Chicago’s former water tower.  It is the kind of building you want to touch! I wish I could say that I went looking for the Water...
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July 20, 2019

The Saturn V Rocket NASA Johnson Space Center     The rocket which allowed man to go to the moon!  It is enormous and you can see and even touch it, in Houston! I must say that this stop was quite a thrill for us; we have been fortunate to visit the Air and...
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June 22, 2019

How Much Longer Will they Stand?     I will forever love the open road; those endless stretches of highways with uninterrupted vistas of the horizon and if you are lucky a road side attraction worth a detour. While I will agree that what we think of as abandoned buildings can be bitter sweet;...
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May 24, 2019

The Globe at “The Daily News Building”     It was raining, we were staying next door, on 42nd Street, and I was on a mission to find a View From the Road, which I never located; but this moment is why I love the road. I was drawn to the stone mural on...
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Reflections

Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and the Heroism Yom HaShoah Holocaust Memorial By Ofra Friedland There are various days, around the world, which are set aside to remember the six million Jewish people who were murdered in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as designated by the United...
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April 29, 2019

Marblehead Lighthouse     Apparently, my family once lived in Marblehead, Ohio, but all I have is a post office box number; thus instead of looking for bits of my past, Kate and I stopped to check out the lighthouse.               From Wikipedia: “Marblehead Lighthouse in Marblehead, Ohio,...
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February 22, 2019

Eloise   I must admit that I felt more than a little bit mischievous, the first time I decided to go into the Plaza Hotel, in New York City, in search of Eloise. Eloise is the central character of a children’s book written by Kay Thomspson and illustrated by Hilary Knight.  The initial story...
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January 28, 2019

The Zimmerman House At Least the Exterior   I love touring historic homes, there is always something of interest, whether the home is historic because of its occupants or architect matters not all to me. Last month, we took Christine, who is an outstanding student of architecture, to see the Zimmerman House. I must...
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December 1, 2018

President George Herbert Walker Bush   I have been to every presidential library in this nation, but I have only been thanked once, for my visit. I am truly saddened to learn of the passing of President George Hebert Walker Bush; may God give comfort and peace to his family and friends, and those...
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November 18, 2018

Faith Bradford’s Gift to You and Me   “The scale of this twenty-three-room house is one inch to one foot, accommodating the miniature furniture that Faith Bradford (1880-1970) played with as a girl and collected as an adult. She imagined the dwelling as the turn-of-the 20th-century household of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Doll, their...
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