For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration, I’m posting these stunning photos taken by my brother. I am inspired by his work, at times in awe of his eye and talent—admiration doesn’t come close. “The region… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday Window – Abstract

Windows from the abandoned Nicosia International Airport. For more views of this eerie airport, visit: Nicosia Airport—A Moment Frozen In Time   In response to the WPC Abstract


I get a little overwhelmed by boats, boatyards, harbors and all things nautical or marine. I don’t know my flotsam from my jetsam. So on a recent trip to Gloucester Marine Railways, “The Oldest Working… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday

Puglia, Italy Inspired by Cartier-Bresson’s Madrid photo.

Dinner With A Side of Intrigue

As a Balkans enthusiast, there can be few better ways to spend a weekend than staying in Belgrade’s landmark hotel reading classic spy novels by Eric Ambler. It is easy to imagine evil deeds being… Continue reading

Future—A Change Is Going to Come

After a mild winter we were sure that spring would be early, but winter is holding on with its cold clammy hands. Right now, the future means the spring. All we have are the irrepressible… Continue reading

New Zealand’s Landscape

Oh the wide open spaces of NZ – what a contrast to our urban landscape in NYC. In response to the WPC Landscape

Wordless Wednesday—Here’s Mud in Your Eye!

Hats Off!

“Don’t forget to see the hats”, called my mother as we headed out the door to go to the horse races. Never ones to pass up the opportunity of a gathering that combines animals,… Continue reading

Oh My Magpie Eye

Sunday afternoons often include a stop at the local flea market. Hope springs eternal that THIS time we’ll find something useful/unique/cheap. Amidst overpriced furniture shipped down from upstate, relentlessly scented soaps, nifty and not-so-nifty or thrifty vintage… Continue reading