Confronting Buddy

This blog is the result of a weekly writing prompt from my writing group for the word confrontation. Enjoy...http://wordsandmusic365.blogspot.com/2012/03/confronting-buddy-3112012.html...more

Best Picture Dinners: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is not a movie that lends itself to thoughts of a meal. It is a film infused with the images and emotional reminders of what was, for so many, and for the boy at the heart of the film, The Worst Day. But here's the thing of it: when there's emotional upheaval, food can provide comfort. And that's how I decided to design this meal: comfort, inspired mostly by the film, but also by the lives lost that day....more

The Athena Film Festival: Rocking Women in Film

There are not many movies that have left my hands trembling long after the end credits have rolled, trembling both with raw physical emotional response and pure ecstatic inspiration. But writer/director Larysa Kondracki’s film The Whistleblower did just that at the Athena Film Festival Friday night in New York City. ...more

New Yorkers Aren't Rude. They're Efficient.

A few years ago, after a month-long summer vacation in the quiet, peaceful Nova Scotia, where I have family, I deboarded a plane at LaGuardia Airport and set out to find out which bus would take me to the subway. I was tired and spaced out, but I eventually found it, and when I got on, opened my wallet to pull out the $2.25 fare, scrounging for quarters and nickels amidst a pile of Canadian money. After about two minutes of holding up the bus to find my fare, I heard someone yell from the back, "Hurry the hell up!" ...more

New York in the Movies — The Myth, the Legend

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Home at last in Kensington Brooklyn

The pride of America flying from the front of our houseAfter 3 months living in a ...more
Welcome! I hope your arrival and stay will be an easy transition and a comfortable stay. I am ...more

Some things I noticed in New York

Back in March my pal Bindi and I abandoned our husbands to ten days of looking after themselves, while we took a little jaunt of our own off to New Yor...more

Author's Notes: When I Get To New York

[For the original article, click here.]I've never been to New York, but someday I'll get there.It's been a dream of mine; growing stronger every day. Especially whenever I watch the holiday programming.A few months ago, I decided to voice that longing in detail. And give myself a little inspirational kick.The economy being what it is, I may not vacation to NYC anytime soon...but at least I can dream. ...more

What We Can Learn From Muslim Cabbies and Jewish Bakers

Did you hear the one about the Muslim taxi driver and the Jewish bagel shop owner? No, it’s not the start of a bar joke, it’s a true story that confirms my belief that breaking bread – or bagels -- can go a long way toward bridging even the deepest cultural rifts....more
Mmmm....we have sticky rice at every Thanksgiving, too!more

Worst places to go into labor in New York city

Who me? Do you need my help?...more