Parkour Kitty

Oh, Finn, you bewitch me as you vanish out the door on a mission for sun and soot. You start the day with your coat of cream and apricot… I sometimes catch you in your mischievousness, dashing across the rooftops. Nimble and quick as only cats can be, I cringe when I spot your tightrope walking onContinue reading “Parkour Kitty”

special occasions

This week I find myself meeting up with old friends and colleagues. I love that we are all able to stay connected and make the time to see each other in-person. There was a time not so long ago when the in-person meetings, snail mail, and phone calls were our everyday touch points. Today, those have all becomeContinue reading “special occasions”

Weekend Warrior: Chihuly Nights

There are some places in this city that are pure magic. The New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx is one. And this spring they are hosting “Chihuly Nights,” a twilight evening series with live music and an illumination of Dale Chihuly’s glass exhibition. Nightfall and the first installation I see is a blue stone glassContinue reading “Weekend Warrior: Chihuly Nights”

Roadtrippin’ with Finn

Tonight Finn and I make our way to Jersey City. It’s his first road trip and sleepover. Chester and I are traveling to visit his family in Western PA, and rather than leave Finn alone with a cat sitter he’s staying at the loft with Andy. I’ve been harness-training him in anticipation of the bigContinue reading “Roadtrippin’ with Finn”

The Bronx Children’s Tale

Last night I had the opportunity to volunteer for the Bronx Children’s Museum inaugural gala. The program honored playwright Richard Abrons, entrepreneur Rafael Collado, and actress/activist Kerry Washington for their fundraising efforts in support of the museum which is set to open in the Bronx in 2018. As part of the registration team, volunteers were trainedContinue reading “The Bronx Children’s Tale”

morning dew to you, too

The raindrops are the size of paint splatter. The gods taking a page from Jackson Pollock. These last few days the weather has been schizophrenic. Cold weather followed by a late summer day in April, a mad thunderstorm as the hot and cold fronts battle behind the skyscape. Hot, cold, hot, cold. An in-between monsoonContinue reading “morning dew to you, too”

Weekend Warrior: NYC

People who know me will tell you stories of high energy, streamed together activities: art shows, dancing, walking tours, pub crawls, and road trips. In recent months I’ve played it low key; this weekend? Not so much. Friday night Claudia and I went to the New York City Center to see Diana Ross perform. SmoothContinue reading “Weekend Warrior: NYC”