New York 2016: Thoughts From a Sleepy Head

If people say about their feet "My dogs are barking", I have to wonder what to call my shins and my ankles and my whole body. Everything barks and it's saying "you will need to book time with Yameen when you get back home." I have scribbles in my journal about my day, including  seeing … Continue reading New York 2016: Thoughts From a Sleepy Head

New York 2016: The Awkward First Post

They say New York never sleeps. That's not exactly true. The traffic can remind people of their restless spouse, eyes closed yet tossing and turning. I went to bed early after a long day, coming after an even longer day getting diverted to Albany. Yes, I landed in the state capital due to bad weather … Continue reading New York 2016: The Awkward First Post

Music Monday: A Diva Double For The City Named Twice

New York, New York (Original 1977 Version) by Liza Minelli Start spreading the news I am leaving today I want to be a part of it New York, New York These vagabond shoes They are longing to stray Right through the very heart of it New York, New York Empire State of Mind Part II … Continue reading Music Monday: A Diva Double For The City Named Twice

Preparing To Fly This Coop

Winnipeg has begun to feel claustrophobic. Let the irony sink in as I will trade this city for New York, a densely populated metropolis, in a short time. They say Winnipeg feels like a city with a small-town feel. We do have a thriving arts scene, the roll-up-your-sleeves kind, we have the NHL Jets and … Continue reading Preparing To Fly This Coop

New York State of Mind

I had a co-worker with a sixth sense regarding travel deals. Travelling solo to parts of Europe and the United States and experience in the hospitality business equipped her with a nose for a deal. One slow day in July, she called me over and pointed to a round-trip flight to New York for under … Continue reading New York State of Mind

Music Monday: New York State of Mind by Billy Joel

Some folks like to get away Take a holiday from the neighborhood Hop a flight to Miami Beach Or to Hollywood But I'm taking a Greyhound On the Hudson River Line I'm in a New York state of mind -Billy Joel The song's laid back style contrasts sharply with its subject. New York feels anything … Continue reading Music Monday: New York State of Mind by Billy Joel

A New York State of Mind

Some folks like to get away Take a holiday from the neighborhood Hop a flight to Miami Beach Or to Hollywood But I'm talking a Greyhound On the Hudson River Line I'm in a New York state of mind -Billy Joel In 1984, my family took a memorable road trip to the Massachusetts.  My mom … Continue reading A New York State of Mind