Saturday, July 30, 2016


Today is Saturday and it is raining.  It is 6:46 PM and I am remembering... so many years ago when my mother said to me on one Saturday in September: "It always rains on Saturday."

This is part of the house and the view of that street, in that rain from so long ago....

Friday, July 29, 2016

Birds on a NYC Fire Escape

The photos are not clear because I had to take them through a window screen. However, here are a few of the sparrows that have made my fire escape their go to place to hang out. 

And this was taken by Bee Kaye: 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cat in the Hat for President

This is Theodor Seuss Geisel's family home in Springfield's Forest Park neighborhood. He was the author of "Cat in the Hat."

Dr. Seuss's childhood house, where the author lived until leaving for Dartmouth College, is on the market. It is a three-story, five bedroom house in the Forest Park section of Springfield.

photo tour: Inside Dr. Seuss's childhood home

Cat in the Hat announces his candidacy for president

A character portraying the Cat in the Hat parades with Thing 2, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, after he declared he is running for president with running mates Thing 1 and Thing 2, outside the childhood home of their creator Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, on Fairfield Street in Springfield, MA.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scoundrel at the NYPL

at the NYPL website

more about the exhibition

in Playbill

in the NYPost

"In this exhibition, The New York Public Library presents a selection of its holdings to illuminate the many facets of Alexander Hamilton, a striver, statesman, and scoundrel."

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Forest Street, Hartford CT

Harriet Beecher Stowe lived here:

Friday, July 15, 2016

at THE MET Breuer

in the NYTimes

Diane Arbus in the beginning

in the NYPost

Diane Arbus in the NYPost

Empty snack bar, NYC, 1957

Girl with a pointy hood and white schoolbag at the curb, N.Y.C., 1957

Old woman with hands raised in the ocean, Coney Island, N.Y., 1960

How Diane Arbus Became ‘Arbus’  in the NYTimes

The Diane Arbus You’ve Never Seen  in the NYTimes

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Hallett Nature Sanctuary in Central Park

in the NYTimes

at the Central Park Conservancy

The day was unbearably hot and humid and some of the climbs were steep. But, as I walked the sun peeked through the trees and a gorgeous purple cast appeared over the path. 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Al Capone's Early Life in NYC

in the NYPost

Church of St. Michael and St. Edward, Edwards Street 

 P.S. 133, 610 Baltic Street

Brownstone Bagel and Bread Company, 671 Union Street at Fourth Avenue

Garfield Place between Fourth and Fifth Avenues 

St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 467 Court Street

Monday, July 4, 2016

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Walking Main Street in Kingston, NH

about Josiah Bartlett

The Josiah Bartlett House:

Walking Main Street: 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Boarded Up on Lucy Avenue

in The Commercial Appeal

The boarded up house at 406 Lucy, the former home of soul singer Aretha Franklin, has been saved from the wrecking ball for now.

Also boarded up on Lucy Avenue in Memphis: 

A Town For What It Could Be

at CBS Evening News of July 1, 2016

from CBS Evening News: "Fortunately, one man's wasteland is another woman's blank slate."

 "I just felt that it was a space to build and do things on," resident Shamayim Harris told CBS News. "I don't have anything in urban planning except for sitting on this porch conjuring up what I want to do on this block, that's it." --- Shamayim Harris

This is Highland Park, Michigan.  It is soon to be Avalon Street's "then..." and I cannot wait to see the result of what this strong, magnificent, and admirable woman, Shamayim Harris, and her team of volunteers makes a "now!"