Two photos and a poem about a train and a city…

7:25 The Train was scheduled for 7:25am I arrived earlyThe train was lateReally lateTwo hours lateFinally we board, at various pointsMore than 200 soulsPassing through the stateNew YorkThat’s where it pulls usWe rideThen it stopsWe rideThen it stopsAnd so it goesEight hours turns to twelveBut finallyWe arriveInto the night, we are thrustFrom our train cocoonInto theContinue reading “Two photos and a poem about a train and a city…”

[more] Photos from a moving train…

So as mentioned in my previous post, I was out of town for the weekend. And I’ve posted similar photos as these in the past, but whenever I go the month is different and so is the weather and season, which of course changes the view. Sorry if you are growing tired of these viewsContinue reading “[more] Photos from a moving train…”

[more] Photos from a moving train…

So as mentioned in my previous post, I was out of town for the weekend. And I’ve posted similar photos as these in the past, but whenever I go the month is different and so is the weather and season, which of course changes the view. Sorry if you are growing tired of these viewsContinue reading “[more] Photos from a moving train…”

Sometimes this is all I want for dinner…

Rice-and-beans. Yup, one of my favorite meals. And like pasta (which is my other favorite) the variations are seemingly endless. I had been away for the past few days and had eaten in restaurants the entire time. So today–after an 8 hour train ride that stretched into 11 hrs–I was famished when I came homeContinue reading “Sometimes this is all I want for dinner…”

Sometimes this is all I want for dinner…

Rice-and-beans. Yup, one of my favorite meals. And like pasta (which is my other favorite) the variations are seemingly endless. I had been away for the past few days and had eaten in restaurants the entire time. So today–after an 8 hour train ride that stretched into 11 hrs–I was famished when I came homeContinue reading “Sometimes this is all I want for dinner…”

The cardinal is back, and also a quick note…

Well, the cardinal is back…or at least he’s showing himself to me again. And he’s letting me get closer to him…I really think he knows or remembers me and knows that I mean no harm. I’m not sure where his mate has been though. Maybe she’s sitting on a nest of eggs. I also didn’tContinue reading “The cardinal is back, and also a quick note…”

The cardinal is back, and also a quick note…

Well, the cardinal is back…or at least he’s showing himself to me again. And he’s letting me get closer to him…I really think he knows or remembers me and knows that I mean no harm. I’m not sure where his mate has been though. Maybe she’s sitting on a nest of eggs. I also didn’tContinue reading “The cardinal is back, and also a quick note…”

Encore plus de neige

For some reason Mother Nature will not release her snowy grasp on much of our country this year. There has been talk of an impending storm for days and last night it was upgraded to a blizzard. Today the Governor declared Western NY under a state of emergency. So far we have well over aContinue reading “Encore plus de neige”

Encore plus de neige

For some reason Mother Nature will not release her snowy grasp on much of our country this year. There has been talk of an impending storm for days and last night it was upgraded to a blizzard. Today the Governor declared Western NY under a state of emergency. So far we have well over aContinue reading “Encore plus de neige”

Things that can be carried on a bike (#573), the view from my handlebars, and a brief comment…

 On the bike…groceries, sundries, dog food, a gym bag, and an order of moo shoo vegetables. So the weather was just beautiful today and this evening…40F which feels like a heat wave after the past few months. And I was particularly enjoying this sunset as I rode (and pulled of to the side of theContinue reading “Things that can be carried on a bike (#573), the view from my handlebars, and a brief comment…”

Things that can be carried on a bike (#573), the view from my handlebars, and a brief comment…

 On the bike…groceries, sundries, dog food, a gym bag, and an order of moo shoo vegetables. So the weather was just beautiful today and this evening…40F which feels like a heat wave after the past few months. And I was particularly enjoying this sunset as I rode (and pulled off to the side of theContinue reading “Things that can be carried on a bike (#573), the view from my handlebars, and a brief comment…”

Five Quotes and a Poem from Mary Oliver

Photo credit: Rachel Giese “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” “Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”Continue reading “Five Quotes and a Poem from Mary Oliver”

Five Quotes and a Poem from Mary Oliver

Photo credit: Rachel Giese “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”“Listen–are you breathingContinue reading “Five Quotes and a Poem from Mary Oliver”

Seven is the lucky number…

This is one of my favorite loaves of bread and it is so easy to make. The beauty of it is that it only has seven ingredients, and–unlike most supermarket breads–all of the ingredients are easily recognizable and understandable. If you want to get real bare-bones you can pare this recipe down to just fourContinue reading “Seven is the lucky number…”

Seven is the lucky number…

This is one of my favorite loaves of bread and it is so easy to make. The beauty of it is that it only has seven ingredients, and–unlike most supermarket breads–all of the ingredients are easily recognizable and understandable. If you want to get real bare-bones you can pare this recipe down to just fourContinue reading “Seven is the lucky number…”