Manhattan From Brooklyn Bridge

I had a business trip in New Jersey so, having never been to New York, I decided to go a day early, use accumulated points for a hotel stay, and spend a day exploring New York City. I walked a lot that day with one of my treks taking in the Brooklyn Bridge from which…

Princeton Benches

The Princeton campus is quite lovely. Bordering the campus is this scenic area replete with benches. The day I visited was cold, blustery so no one, except me, was sitting on the benches. I imagine it would be very scenic in the spring with the budding of the trees. I imagine people milling about during…

Doorways

I love wooden doors. The bigger the better. The more ornate the better. The more character formed with age the better. This beauty is on the campus of Princeton University in New Jersey. I love how it is inset into the stone structure and how the shape at the upper part of the stone is an extension of…

Monochrome Monday: Talking Selfie Girls

These women spent a good deal of time taking selfies and chatting up a storm.  Most times they were all speaking. It’s a phenomenon I have seen quite a few times. It always leaves me wondering if anyone is actually listening. The greater part of good conversationalist is the act of listening. Not just hearing he words…

Every One is Irish on St Patricks Day

St Patrick’s Day in Chicago is not only for the Irish. The gentleman wearing the Irish flag and selling the Irish paraphernalia is Mexican. The saying in Chicago is that everyone is Irish on St Patrick’s Day. Many, many people get into the spirit of the day. Unfortunately, too many get spirits into them on the day.…

Self Decoration

People wear an assortment of green items on St Patrick’s Day in Chicago. Some silly some not so silly. I get a kick out of people watching. I had school on this day so didn’t go to the actual parade where the best costumes come out to play.

Green River

One of the Chicago traditions on St. Patrick’s Day is to dye the river a shade of kelly green. The masses come out to watch the boats dump in the dye made up of food coloring. Canoes get into the fun. Being on the water guarantees a good vantage point from which to experience the…