Monthly Archives: November 2013

Last Move

My last move did not take me to another neighborhood. I stayed where I feel I would belong when I would live in Manhattan – on the Upper West Side – and just moved three blocks east and seven blocks … Continue reading

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Pavel the Pavo

Thanksgiving is the most important holiday in the United States. It is more important than Christmas because it is for everybody irrespective of religion. It is family time and there must be a turkey. In New York there is Macy’s … Continue reading

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Preparing Thanksgiving

I had no clear idea what to expect when Rachel and Noel suggested to meet up Wednesday evening to see the Thanksgiving Day balloons. The balloons will fly in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. So much I knew. They had declared it … Continue reading

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A Memory of the Seventies

I was a kid when ABBA won the Grand Prix and got famous. I became a declared ABBA fan and with it an outcast. While for my parents this kind of music was much too wild for the other kids … Continue reading

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Say Hello to New Jersey

Today I did something unusual. I went for a walk without following a guidebook and without the intension of checking out something I had heard or read of. A friend of mine just had told me that she is really … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Revisited

There would be many reasons to visit Brooklyn again. So many. The one that brought me back to Brooklyn today was the Brooklyn Historical Society. It caught my interest because I had come across so many photos marked with “Courtesy … Continue reading

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Winter in New York City

The cars out on West End Avenue got powder caps – snow has fallen this evening. During the day I was out and about in search of changes for the holiday season. I started right here on the Upper West … Continue reading

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