Showing posts from December, 2012

Scribbles and Photos

Reflections of Me Renaming my blog turned out to be a bit more of an adventure than I had expected.  Not quite the dramatic story arc of the first season of Dexter (which I am mid-way through on this extended stay-cation) but an adventure none the less. As an aside :  All photos in this post are of the Mirror Mirror Window -- one of Bergdorf Goodman's 2012 holiday windows (see The #BGWindows Follies for more photos from the #BGWindows). Why rename it you might ask?  It's complicated. Answer 1 I was bored.  Bored as in my living room has been arranged this way for too long and it's time for a change kind o' bored Answer 2 The title was misleading.   Anyone stumbling on my blog might think it's a blog about traveling by its former title ( The World Awaits Me ) and it isn't.  While, sometimes it is but mainly it isn't.  For the record, travel posts are the most popular on the blog.  A sign that it is time to hit the road again. A

Nature's Gifts

Central Park on a Very Snowy Day This morning, nature gave Connecticut a light dusting of snow.  Nothing even remotely close to the snows of Christmas' past but it will have to do.  Now, if I only had my boots!  Merry Christmas everyone! Snow Tracks

Enough is Enough

Through the Trees Today, there was a massacre of children.  It is completely and totally heartbreaking.  It is also completely and totally senseless. 28 people are dead.  20 of them are children.  It is the second worst mass shooting in the United States.  The worst was at Virginia Tech in 2007.  32 people died that day.  The carnage today exceeds that of the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School (13).  Worse yet, there have been 181 school shootings in the United States since Columbine. Those were senseless events and this is a senseless event, Once again, we are asking ourselves why.  We are holding vigils.  We are transfixed by the images of parents hugging their children.  They are the lucky ones.  Their children survived the carnage.    Once again, we are hearing stories of the teachers who hid kids in closets.  The responders who asked children to hold hands and close their eyes so that they would not see the carnage as they were led from the building. Mercifully, th

The #BGwindows' Follies

#BGWindows Upside Down Girl Band (Partying All Night) OK, I admit it.  I am obsessed with the Bergdorf Goodman windows.   Bergdorf, with Saks and Lord & Taylor's (L&T) is the last of the grand dame department stores that used to line 5th Avenue.  Yes, Bonwit Teller still exists (just down the street from Bergdorf' as a matter of fact) but it is a pale shadow of what it once was -- a mish mash of items priced to sell to the hoardes of tourists that populate mid-town.  Bergdorf's (as my mother would say). on the other hand, remains the kind of store that is an destination in and of itself -- so big that it takes up not one but two street corners at 58th & 5th.  Now that's a store! But I digress.  The 2012 Bergdorf holiday windows have been revealed!  And, oh what a wonder they are to behold.  Did I say I was obsessed?   #BGWindows Featherful Under Construction A small confession, I am not obsessed enough to wend my way to 58th