Song of the Week: “Tired By Kids” by Poitín


Today, we are halfway to St. Patrick’s Day as celebrated on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast.  Thus this week’s song is an Irish folk tune from halfway around the world in the Czech Republic, where the band Poitín is one of the most prominent members of the Irish pub music scene. I can related to…

Photopost: Bronx Park


My family and I finished up the summer with an extended long weekend visiting my mother in the Bronx.  We took the time to explore New York and have a lot of fun. On our final day, we visited the New York Botanical Gardens and the Bronx Zoo, both in Bronx Park.

Song of the Week: “Ya” by Factory Floor


“Ya” by Factory Floor is reminiscent of “Oh Yeah” by Yello, perhaps even less lyrically challenging, but I can still envision it played over an action montage in an 80s comedy.  It’s Labor Day Weekend after all, and the workers of the world don’t want to think too hard, but they do want to dance.

Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon 2016


Today my son Peter & I rode the ten mile route in the Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon, raising $463 in donations for all the great work done by Bikes Not Bombs!  Even though the ride is over, you can still sponsor us (I think the donor page is active until December!).  Rain delayed this year’s…

3 Days 3 Quotes Day 3


The rules: 1. Thank the person who nominated you. 2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day). 3. Nominate three new bloggers each day. Thank you Ashley from Inside My Minds! “Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.”  — Samuel Beckett I feel totally awkward about tagging other people,…

Book Review: Afternoon on the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne


Author: Mary Pope Osborne Title: Afternoon on the Amazon Publication Info: New York : Random House, 1995. Summary/Review: Another Magic Tree House adventure, this time Jack & Annie find themselves in the danger and beauty of the Amazonian rain forest.  Lots of good animal and nature details.  And a friendly monkey.  Another worthy addition to the series. Rating:  ***