What Time Is It?

Time is a simple, well understood concept we are all familiar with; we get places on time, we watch TV shows at their listed times, athletes compete in certain sporting events that are won by a participant with the shortest time. Easy enough. In stark contrast, time is also a field of scientific study thatContinue reading “What Time Is It?”

A Covid (Delta, Omicron variants, whatever) Christmas

Dryden, Sally (with Millie), Dave My preceding blog left off as I welcomed two Covid-positive (unbeknownst to them) New Yorkers for a Christmas visit. Soon after their arrival, they drove from my house to the Southeastern Doodle Breeders kennels and returned with the most adorable mini Bernadoodle in existence. At age 12 weeks she weighedContinue reading “A Covid (Delta, Omicron variants, whatever) Christmas”

Another New York Adventure

Making friends in NYC! During my five-day Thanksgiving visit to Brooklyn there was plenty of time for me to investigate goings-on in the city. Most New Yorkers are notoriously strapped for space in their apartments, and gifts of lessons, tickets to entertainment venues, activity classes, etc have supplanted the more traditional toaster. I’d heard ofContinue reading “Another New York Adventure”

Thanksgiving in Brooklyn

Getting to NY was a challenge that I overcame with a fair amount of hysteria. I had misplaced my AMEX card in the house (its case will soon be marked with an Apple dot so I can locate it by making it issue an ear-piercing shriek, annoying but worth the trouble). I couldn’t summon Uber,Continue reading “Thanksgiving in Brooklyn”

What’s So Funny?

Dryden participating in attack training of niece Olivia’s puppy In magazines, on the Internet, during interviews, whatever, one is frequently invited to answer questions about various topics. What traits you would value in a date, employee, partner, traveling companion, on and on. I have only a nominal interest in these challenges, but can’t resist aContinue reading “What’s So Funny?”

What’s So Funny?

Attack dog training; Dryden versus niece Olivia’s vicious puppy. In magazines, on the Internet, during interviews, whatever, one is frequently invited to answer questions about various topics. What traits you would value in a date, employee, partner, traveling companion, on and on. I have only a nominal interest in these challenges, but can’t resist aContinue reading “What’s So Funny?”

Fear of the Dark

Christian Dior exhibit, Brooklyn Museum Time for some New York stories. I’ve begun to seek out adventures, see what the Big Apple has to offer. But first things first. I’d spent considerable time furnishing my apartment on Montague Street, Brooklyn Heights neighborhood; shopping in a variety of stores from West Elm outlet; Ikea; Target; Bed,Continue reading “Fear of the Dark”

Trip to Italy, Part Three

I ended my previous blog as granddaughters headed back to NY, leaving their mother and grandmother footloose and fancy free. Samantha and I headed for Lake Garda, a smaller and less crowded area than the famous Lake Como district. Lake Como and surrounds had experienced very heavy rains, with some damaged villas slipping part wayContinue reading “Trip to Italy, Part Three”

Girls’ Trip to Italy, Part Two

Bridge of Sighs, Venice My last blog described our three generational foursome (quick review: grandmother Sally, 74; daughter Samantha, 44; granddaughters Eleanor, 20; and Olivia, 17 1/2) arriving in Venice. But before elaborating on our Venetian adventures, I have a few unrelated observations. Side bars, if you will. Each different hotel meant a different designContinue reading “Girls’ Trip to Italy, Part Two”