Category Archives: holidays

Christmas in New York

The Christmas season in New York is nothing if not spectacular.  Go big or go home seems to be the predominant theme in decorating, particularly on 5th and 6th Avenues from midtown to Central Park South.   Cartier gift-wraps its … Continue reading

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The season begins

Here in NYC, although stores start putting up Christmas decorations right after Halloween, the real sign that Christmas is near is the arrival of the “tree people” as we so affectionately call them. All over the city, the wooden frames … Continue reading

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So long 2013, and thanks for a great year!

Maya told me yesterday that 2013 was her ‘best year ever’, and looking back I have to agree that it was a good one, thus totally debunking the myth that 13 is an unlucky number.   (In our family we … Continue reading

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A not so great loss, and remembering

Two days ago the unthinkable happened. I lost 4 months of photos.  Everything from July 30th of this year on.   Which means the trips to California, Vermont & St. Louis, not to mention our day at Coney Island and … Continue reading

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Tradition, or What’s the point of October 31?

If you are living in the U.S. you know that today is Halloween. New York City takes Halloween pretty seriously; in the Village the annual parade  spills over from 5th Avenue into just about every side street within a 20 … Continue reading

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Coney Island

Maya & I, along with a couple of her friends, went out to Coney Island today.  While they spent the afternoon on the rides, I spent it armed with my camera. It’s been years since we were there, and I … Continue reading

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Indiana recap

For those of you who don’t see all the random photos I post on Facebook, we’ve spent the last 10 days in Indiana on my parent’s farm.   It’s always a good time.   Last year they had a crippling … Continue reading

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It’s May!

The relief is palpable.   For some reason this year it felt like Spring was forever just around the corner.   But now it’s May and we can all relax.   Temperatures are still cool at night but the sun … Continue reading

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The Easter Story

Easter is a strange amalgam of traditions.   It encompasses pre-Christian pagan fertility rituals (eggs and egg hunts), overlaps with Passover both in date and events, and of course contains the fantastical Christian story. As a kid I knew none … Continue reading

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Happy day

We had a lovely Christmas, and are happily awaiting a blizzard which will top everything off nicely. Here are the photos from today.  Hope yours was happy too!

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