Holiday 2019 reading (Part 1)

Reading is always a big part of my holidays. Even more so when I return to New York armed with my fabulous library card. I took full advantage of that shiny red card this year. Here are the books I read on my time back in New York this summer: Donna Has Left The Building…

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New York beach day! Rockaway, Queens

When you think about New York City, many images and impressions probably spring to mind. I’ll wager none of those include pristine white beaches and refreshing ocean waves – all reachable by subway. Rockaway Beach in Queens offers an easy beach day far from the stresses of mega-city life, and all for the price of…

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The kindness of strangers

It’s not only Blanche DuBois who depends on the kindness of strangers … Although, to be fair, most of us are pleased with the more innocent variety. On holidays in New York, I quickly slip into a pattern of morning jogs in Central Park. This is always enjoyable, and never fails to start my days…

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Views over Washington, DC from the Old Post Office Tower

In a city where buildings are not supposed to be built higher than the Capitol dome, there aren’t a lot of panoramic views over Washington. The Washington Monument is the best vantage point, but the Old Post Office Tower comes a close second. The Old Post Office was built between 1892-1899 in the Romanesque Revival…

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