I had a lovely time in Brooklyn this fall. Knowing I was going to be in Brooklyn, I had to get to Bushwick–its well-known for being a haven for street art. Most of these were taken around the L train track and Broadway in Bushwick. If your going to be in NYC, definitely go. It’s a not yet completely gentrified neighborhood which reminded me of … Continue reading Bushwick Street Art
It’s fall baby. The colors may have not changed yet but we’ve passed the equinox and it’s almost October. It’s time to slllloooowwww dooooowwwwn. It’s getting dark earlier and the weather is finally changing from the summer heat. As much as we might want to keep up the pace of summer our bodies might not let us and it’s time to listen. I’m feeling it. … Continue reading Fall: The Word for this Season is Slow
Something we talk about often at my parents home is the state of the world. For one thing my Dad likes to watch the network news, something I abhor but it is his house so what can I do? So I have become privy to a lot of the bad that has happened this summer–the attacks in France, Orlando, how many people are dying by … Continue reading Where is the World Headed?
I’m spending the summer at my parents farm in central NY. And boy has it been a summer. It’s been hot and dry and around 90 degrees everyday for over a month now. I’ve gotten used to sleeping without blankets. I am enjoying longs walks on my parents dirt road. There is no traffic on it–only one or two cars per day pass. Even when … Continue reading Summer on the Farm
Should your quit your job and go traveling? It may sound like a romantic fairy tale but for some it is a true reality. Nina Ragusa writes in the Huffington Post: Why Quit Your Job and Travel is the Worst Advice Ever. I don’t necessarily agree. It’s true it’s not for everyone. Ultimately we are saying the same thing and she speaks from experience I … Continue reading Quit Your Job & Travel: Reality or Impossible Dream?
I heard this song last weekend at Carnaval SF and then Pandora played it on the Marc Anthony station. And now–I can’t stop watching the video. But listening is a close second. It’s with Cuban group Gente D Zona and Marc Anthony but it’s about everybody of Latin America. I think the opening line is interesting that Miami–a US city is the confirmation. Practice your … Continue reading La Gozadera Gente D Zona Ft Marc Anthony’
For over 20 years I’ve been making a pilgrimage to San Francisco’s Carnival Celebration on Memorial Day weekend. It is a celebration of many things. Naturally it is inspired by carnival in places like Brazil and has the signature samba music and bikini clad dancers. But it’s so much more. Continue reading “Carnaval SF is Many Things”
The scene was long: lines reaching around corners and long blocks. People waited hours and felt it was worthwhile not only to wait to hear Bernie Sanders speak but to show the numbers, irregardless of whether or not they got into Frank Ogawa Plaza.