back to work


it was along weekend
most of it was spent
coughing
sneezing
wheezing
laryngitis

i had still have a cold

ugh

i have finally wised up
feel sick
stay home
i did

now as the crud ebbs
 its back to work 

happy anniversary


 that 
little girl and boy 
grew up 
met
fell in love
 and
got married
today
is
their 
40th
wedding 
anniversary 


i love you my honey even more than ever

drama


friday
 i waited to cross 79 street
clouds darkening
winds blowing 
skies darkening
i looked up
pigeons were 'homing'
gotcha!

what do you call a lot of sailboats?


well
 aside
 from calling them
 a perfect photo op
they're called
flotilla

not 
an armada

keeping nyc safe


every so often
 you'll see 
the nypd presence
as you enter the subway
just being there

other times
you might run into them
 in your train
in your car
riding
keeping 
an eye
 on things
 along the way

yesterday


the view from the 43rd floor of 1 wtc 
during the downpour 
yesterday

oy

a day at the beach



begins 
at 
penn station


its a nice ride 


just remember to watch that gap



darling priscilla was waiting for me
she was not happy when we left her at home


see the lighthouse?


here's a closer look


wait sec i'm going to get a better shot


ta da!
(photo of me taken by lilyhydrangea aka diana faria)


its in robert moses state park 
but
its the
fire island lighthouse
go figure


those gulls
 dont care 
what 
its called

they're only hoping
 you throw them some crusts



my friends


artist, writer, blogger and IG participant 
lilyhydrangea
(go check out her photos)
aka my birthday twin diana
and 
her adorable yorkshire terrier
priscilla

i spent friday with them 
more photos to come!

its raining as i write this


its a dismal 
sunday
 but 
i can reach back
 to 
friday
 and
 share 
the fire island lighthouse
which
 is
 actually
 at the edge
 of 
robert moses state park



as you can see
 these gulls


 had the beach pretty much to themselves

i spy ...


i love 
looking
 at the 
opposite track or platform 
when we get to times square 

if you're like me 
sometimes
you might
 imagine
 you
 can
 hear 
rhapsody in blue

the other evening i was watching something on the tube
it sparked an idea a thought that was too long to be a tweet
i was going to blog about it 
i definitely intended to
of course
by tmorning
 i had totally forgotten

from now on
if 
 something
random
 tickles my muse

 i'magonna write it down


happy birthday, America!





uncle sam sez 
dont let the dud in the white house get you down


we're still a nation of decent caring people

work in progress


love 
this pop art portion
 of 
the new art covered
 construction wall 
surrounding
 the next addition
 to
 the
 world trade center complex

subway series


in nyc
in the summertime
people prefer to stand 
even when there are seats

why

because 
personal space

but
in the winter
when we're bundled up
we squeeeeeze 
into seats
shoulder to shoulder

maybe to keep warm
maybe
 because
 all those clothes
create a layer of protection
or 
maybe
the extra layers
protect
 that 
vulnerable 
personal space

pride month

this weekend
nyc
celebrates with the annual
 pride parade


people of every gender 
come together to celebrate 
their right to be who they are



nyc has the aids memorial on west 12 street
a short walk from the first us monument to gay rights
christopher park
 across from stonewall bar
where riots in 1969 sparked the gay right movement


statues by george segal
are its centerpiece


a reminder that love knows no gender


i am still here


if you know me
 you know
 i have had sinus issues 
forever

more recently 
i had several dental surgeries
they all failed 
because
 wait
 for
 it

sinus issues

a ct scan showed there was a rogue polyp in my sinus
 that has been interfering with the dental stuff
damn that polyp

on tuesday the polyp was removed
be gone damn polyp

severe headaches ensued
but thankfully
they've receded

hooray

hopeful that once this mess is all healed
 the dental fixes will work
and
 then 
i will have a big smile to share

meanwhile
thats me
taken by my friend amy

the area surrounding the construction on WTC#2
has been decorated jazzed up 
its looking a lot like bushwick 
really fun photo ops

lots to see 
go check it out