Tag Archives: Green

A Different Kind of Journey

Sometimes a journey may not be far from your home, but quite distant from a place you have ever considered.  If I had a bucket list, and I don’t, what I did today never would have been on it……but I … Continue reading

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Using the Train for our New York City Commute

New Jersey, the Garden State.  There ARE beautiful areas of New Jersey, but you never could have convinced me by the area I most frequently traveled. As a kid we drove north from New Brunswick each one day each weekend … Continue reading

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New York Subway

I grew to be comfortable with the subway system in New York City pretty young and to this day have never taken the bus. The bus system is also mapped nicely and SHOULD be easy for me to use. It … Continue reading

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New York City’s High Line

Railroads started building tracks and spreading across the  eastern states in the mid 1830s and by the 1850s there was a massive train yard in Manhattan just east of the Hudson River between 30th and 43rd Streets. The island was … Continue reading

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Living in a Local World

Recently my worlds have begun to overlap. Besides being a custom trip planner, I am a book re-seller. Whenever I acquire a mass of books to put on the market, I end up with a huge pile on my bedside table. … Continue reading

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Hotel Skylar, Syracuse, New York

Built in 1921 as Temple Adath Yeshrun, the building was used by its congregation for over 5 decades, then by a theater group.  Purchased in 2009 by the Hotel Skylar LLC, renovation into a sustainable, green hotel commenced.  During renovation … Continue reading

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Touching

This past weekend, just back from my college road trip, I was Touched. People would perhaps venture to say there was plenty of evidence of my being touched because I was willing to take three 17-year-old boys on a 2,100 … Continue reading

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College Road Trip-The Actual Event-University of Connecticut

In an earlier chapter of my life I lived in Connecticut and Sam was born in Hartford. We moved to Tennessee when he was 2 months old so of course he remembers nothing, but he tells people he doesn’t have … Continue reading

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College Road Trip-The Actual Event—University of Vermont

I started writing about planning a college road trip for my 17-year-old son, Sam back in the  winter. Over the months the plans changed to include the wants and needs of two friends, adds and drops of some universities in … Continue reading

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Out and About Day Trip

I have recently been hired to write blogs for the Collaborative for 21st Century Appalachia. You might remember the Cast Iron CookOff about a month ago. That was a fundraiser for the group which encourages people to use the local … Continue reading

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