Category Archives: Travel

HOTEL RITUALS

Over the centuries, hotels have gone by many names.  In ancient times, when people parked their horses at nearby stables, they were known as inns.  Inns probably weren’t the most attractive places, although travelers, no doubt, glad to have places … Continue reading

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ACTORS AND ARTISTS

My father was not an artist, but he understood artists and athletes.  He knew athletes from playing sports in his youth, and remaining a football and basketball fan the remainder of his life.  He knew that college football players were … Continue reading

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BACK TO HAWAII

Five years after going to Hawaii, my wife and I took another vacation there.  We returned to the islands of Oahu and Maui. Some changes had occurred over the intervening years, the most significant being the weather.  Hawaii, of course, … Continue reading

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AT GREEN LAKES

People tend to believe that the world’s wonders lie in distant places.  There are wonders enough in central New York.  One of my favorites is Green Lakes State Park. Located in the Town of Manlius, about seven miles east of … Continue reading

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NEW YORK VIA THE METRO NORTH

Driving in Jersey Is a frustrating mess. Get lost at ev’ry turn Even with the G.P.S. So have I written in a song.  After a number of driving adventures in New Jersey, my wife and I have recently decided to … Continue reading

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WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL

A number of years ago I was in a grocery store near Bennington, Vermont when I saw an ad near the store’s exit.  The ad told of a current production of Brecht’s Mother Courage at a Williamstown Theatre Festival.  I … Continue reading

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WAGNER IN COOPERSTOWN

Before I saw Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman at Glimmerglass, I saw the exhibit on the Hudson school of painting at Coopertown’s Fenimore Museum.   It had been advertised that sets in the opera production had been inspired by the Hudson school paintings.  … Continue reading

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