February 14, 2017

Book Clubbing

booksBook clubs have been popular for ages but it occurred to me only  bookish types seem to go. As a reasonably voracious reader I never felt the need or urge to join until a friend invited me along one night to sit in on his. Instantly, I was hooked and have been a member of that and one other for the last 4-5 years. I discovered the only thing better than reading an interesting story alone is to share ideas and listen to others insights into the same story.READ MORE >

November 14, 2016

Mission Deal and Heal


After several days of feeling sunk, well, I still feel sunk. It’s a malaise that just won’t lift. Life moves on and so must we, yet I’m reminded of the days immediately following 9/11 when we knew all had irrevocably changed but still didn’t know what shape that change would take.READ MORE >

September 1, 2016


1/3 of the actual 'closet'. As much as I dare show...
1/3 of the actual ‘closet’.  That’s as much as I dare show.

I don’t know if it’s because summer is ending and schools are opening but I feel this compulsion to organize my life, to clean it up and get it back on track. Or, at least get it to a place where I can see the track. I was thinking I might attack the ‘closet’ in my apartment which is actually a room. READ MORE >

August 2, 2016

The Little Things

James Chamberlain at Herrenchiemsee Palace

Seems most of the time we have to pay attention to the big things around us; making sure we’re fed, sheltered, clothed and employed. When you think about it, most of our time is spent on those details and not so much on what makes us happy. I firmly believe it’s the little things that make us feel good, make us feel like ourselves and the older we get the more we seem to lose sight of what those little things are.READ MORE >

July 26, 2016

Aire Ancient Baths NY

Tepidarium at the Aire Ancient Baths
Tepidarium at the Aire Ancient Baths

In Tribeca the Aire Ancient baths is a sprawling subterranean hideaway. Under vaulted ceilings this cavernous space opens up with a series of pools ranging in temperatures from cold (Frigidarium 61 degrees) to very warm (Caldarium 102 degrees) with icy dunking pools interspersed.READ MORE >