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I Deserve a Sweet Bottle of Wine.

It’s done. A month has past since me and my homies took a road trip to the west coast- Florida’s west coast. Our destination was Sarasota, Florida. I expected to have lots of laughs and eyefuls of beautiful plants at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. That happened. I expected to create a killer travel video and debut it approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the trip. … Continue reading I Deserve a Sweet Bottle of Wine.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Ugolino and His Sons

One of my favorite works of art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the statue of Ugolino and His Sons by the artist Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. I swim in this thing. I bathe in this thing. I drink of this thing. This thing is life. Yes, the mastery of the artist is an experience to relish. But this statue has something extra to offer. In … Continue reading The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Ugolino and His Sons

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The Beauty of New York Architecture

On our recent trip to New York City, my kids learned just how deep my love for old architecture is. They couldn’t believe how often I wanted to stop and take a picture, or how often I pointed out a building and said Look at that! Are you looking? One of my fascinations with the city has always been the tremendous attention to details in … Continue reading The Beauty of New York Architecture

Packing For 3 Days in New York City

Damn me! I’ve done it again. Waited until the last minute, and now I’m ready to hurl myself through a window. Maybe it isn’t so bad. Let’s see… what have I packed already? Oh yeah, absolutely nothing. Fellow blogger and traveler Willia over at Cebuana Adventures posted about her travel bag recently, and she gave me the inspiration to try it out myself. She’s packing some cute … Continue reading Packing For 3 Days in New York City

Impressions While Riding My Bike 2

The Streets Are Alive I’ve pushed myself further still. I got to this street yesterday evening which seemed just a step too far, or, should I say, a street too far? I’ve come to feel that streets have personalities. They have moods. This is a neighborhood built in the 1970s; these streets are not empty sanitized shells from a common mold; they have life. Every … Continue reading Impressions While Riding My Bike 2