Goin’ up the country

Goin’ up the country

This weekend we reconnected with our friends Olga and Joff at their home in Subarulandia aka the United State of Bernie.  Since it was a fairly long drive on Saturday morning, Joff took us the explore Shelburne Farm in the afternoon, just south of Burlington. I think we picked the best weekend for fall colours. [...]

Write On

Write On

  This is an amazing exhibit at the Morgan Library (only 'till next weekend, sorry). It a room full of bits and bobs signed by, or written by, just about every famous person you could imagine from the past 500 years, including: Francis Drake Leon Trotsky Ernest Shackleton Hirohito The Beatles Mata Hari Charles Darwin [...]

A drowsy, dreamy influence

A drowsy, dreamy influence

From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by name of Sleepy Hollow ... A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere. — Washington Irving, "The Legend of [...]