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I get low right about now every year.

I get low right about now every year. I’ve often wondered if it was simply the cold weather. Being a Southerner, I don’t take kindly to frost. Or maybe the cold holds me back from walking as often, or even feeling motivated to do so. Or is it the adrenalin hangover after the hustle and […]

aging , Learning , NYC , Shanghai , writing - February 3, 2018

Phew! Another Adventure.

I’m a nervous wreck, that’s all there is to it. A sweet neighbor who knows what’s about to happen, insisted she feed me a quick lunch. I haven’t eaten all day. What’s happening this afternoon was never a dream. I just couldn’t imagine it ever happening. About this time three years ago I was sitting in my […]

Istanbul , New Orleans , News , NYC , Panama , Paris , Shanghai , social media tricks - April 2, 2014

Ok, Michele, I Lied.

Last thing I texted my sister before I took off on Sunday was, “I am 15 pounds overweight right now. I am going to walk and eat lettuce all week!” I’ve eaten everything BUT lettuce. My first two days in the city were spent inside, doing work. I know, I know. It’s okay – I […]

NYC - September 18, 2013

Back in New York, 2 years later

It’s barely 8:00pm and I am already in my pjs. I’ve had dinner, the lights are out, my front windows are cracked open, letting in a cool breeze. I’m exhausted. It’s been a long, tough 4-1/2 months leading up to this trip.   All week I’ve worried that this time in New York will be […]

NYC - September 16, 2013

Stories from the Green Cabin

 “An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break. May you be open to each thread that comes into your life . . . and may you weave them into a brilliant and beautiful life.” Last fall, […]

Learning , NYC , Uncategorized - June 23, 2013

At The Art Gallery

Just got home after three quick days in New York. There’s so much to write about, so many stories I want to share. But I was particularly touched by one late in the day, just as I was about to leave for the airport. I’m dying to tell you about meeting with Martha Cooper, one […]

NYC - April 10, 2013

Back in the Big Apple

It’s nearly 2:00am. I am just settling in after an exhausting day of shooting. Being back in New York feels great. I started out early this morning by visiting my old Saturday haunt, the outdoor market at Abingdon Square. It was a bit chilly but that didn’t seem to deter the locals from flocking the market. […]

NYC - April 7, 2013

Graffiti in Brooklyn

I had the pleasure of meeting a graffiti artist this past week while in New York. He led me to 5pointz, an old, old warehouse building in Long Island City, across the East River from Manhattan (it’s directly across from PS1, a MoMA museum). The building’s owner has generously allowed graffiti artists to use his […]

NYC - August 6, 2012

I’m Hotter ‘n Tick!

[blogcount num=45] I’m hotter ‘n tick right now. One of my new Facebook friends, Jennifer, sent me a private message. She angrily claimed my trips were only for the wealthy and I should be ashamed of myself for pushing dreams that were unattainable for most people. Well, honey bunch, that is about as far from […]

Learning , NYC , Paris , Uncategorized - July 15, 2012

Meeting Graffiti thru the Lens of Martha Cooper

[blogcount num=49]   Bingo! I found an entire site devoted to graffiti in Paris: parisgraffiti.com Although it loads slowly, it’s so worth looking at this artwork. Okay, peeps, I can hear many of your eyes rolling. You see graffiti as the defacing of public property. What you might not know is that many pieces are […]

graffiti , NYC , Paris , Uncategorized - July 11, 2012

July 4th: Scrambled Eggs & Grits

It’s the Fourth of July and I must do a quick post. I’m in a hurry, trying to get to the Peachtree Road Race with my sons. We’ll watch it for an hour or so, then wander over to the White House Restaurant, one of Atlanta’s oldest restaurants, for our customary 4th of July breakfast. […]

Atlanta , NYC , Paris - July 4, 2012

My Control Key Quit Working

I spent all day yesterday helping my daughter move to a new apartment. Cleaning bathrooms, hanging up clothes and shower curtains. Got home at almost 11pm, dog tired. I allowed myself to sleep til almost noon, something I don’t remember doing since my 20s. I woke up still groggy. Coffee in hand, I stumbled to […]

Learning , NYC , Paris , social media tricks - July 2, 2012

Eating Fresh in NYC & Paris

Midlifebloggers.com is featuring my 30-trek through New York City. It’s bringing back a lot of wonderful memories for me. A recent comment left by one New Yorker spurred me to look through some old photos I had taken on the day I walked through her neighborhood, Washington Heights. I came across this one, a plate […]

NYC , Paris - June 16, 2012

What to do in NYC?

Two of my Facebook friends from Sweden posted this question on Facebook yesterday: “We’r 2 girls from sweden going to NY now on the 13th March, You guys have any tips for fun stuff to do / see / eat *_* or just wanna hang? 😀 Cheers! /Maria & Ida the explorers.” How in the […]

neighborhoods , NYC , restaurants - March 2, 2012

NYC’s Top Restaurants*

* according to Forbes Magazine (with my own commentary) . . . since they didn’t include my very favorite, Cafe Habana, I’m putting this disclaimer first thing. Since my time in NY, I’ve had lots of friends ask for recommendations for good places to eat. Folks, I traveled to NY on a teeny little budget, […]

NYC , restaurants , Uncategorized - March 2, 2012

Chelsea Market

One of my favorite spots for ‘meandering’ in New York is Chelsea Market, located at 75 Ninth Avenue (between 15th and 16th Streets). It’s described by Wikipedia as “an enclosed urban food court, shopping mall, office building and television production facility located in the Chelsea neighborhood.” It houses such companies as The Oxygen Network, the […]

neighborhoods , NYC , restaurants , Uncategorized - November 14, 2011

An Art Museum, Sealed 4 Stories Under NYC

{ a long-abandoned subway station four stories under the streets of NYC  } 103 artists worked for over a year and a half, illegally, in dark tunnels and in fear of being arrested, to showcase their contemporary art form. When finished the show’s creators unveiled “The Underbelly Project” for only one night, allowing a single […]

neighborhoods , NYC , Uncategorized - November 9, 2011

High on The High Line

Two men went to a community meeting. They didn’t know each other. But they had a similar idea. Listen to this video. Just sitting here, reminiscing about last week in New York. I was back for a BlogHer Writers conference. Although my few days there were scheduled tight, I stole a bit of time to […]

neighborhoods , NYC , Uncategorized - November 8, 2011

Not-The-Met Museums

Unless you search hard you’ll miss some of the best, most interesting, museums in New York:   El Museo Del Barrio @ 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street (upper East side) – After walking the Barrio in East Harlem and marveling over the Latin graffiti, I was particularly struck by the art in this museum. […]

neighborhoods , NYC , Uncategorized - October 25, 2011

Should I move to NY?

Because of my obvious love of the city, I often get asked, “why don’t you move to New York?” Honey, I spent many a night this summer, lying in bed wondering what my destiny was. Should I just sell everything, pack up my clothes and move to a place that feeds my spirit, a city […]

neighborhoods , NYC , Uncategorized - October 24, 2011

God, I love this place

I love this place called New York. Nowhere else in the world affects me like this city. Literally  minutes after deboarding the plane my entire body is infused with energy. A bit trite, but I get a kick in my step, a smile on my face, and a sense of youthfulness that I find nowhere […]

neighborhoods , NYC , Uncategorized - October 22, 2011


It was September 11, 2001. Four of us were in Playa del Carmen, in Mexico, celebrating a friend’s 50th birthday when the terrorists attacked. I’ll never forget walking out of our room to have breakfast on the beach. I was alone. All the waiters were huddled around a tiny, rusty TV set perched on a stool. When […]

neighborhoods , NYC - July 25, 2011

Taping of The View

You know, I don’t watch much TV at all. Oh, I might turn on House or Law & Order as I crawl into bed at night, but that’s about it. One morning back in January or February, the The View was playing in the background as I dressed. It caught my attention so I went […]

NYC - July 22, 2011


Why is it that I always find myself in the middle of historic events. I was in Memphis when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot. I was in France when their president Georges Pompidou died and I was shut out of the country when the 9/11 disaster occurred. Now I’m in New York as the governor signs […]

neighborhoods , NYC - June 28, 2011

My job

When I started in my field 35 yeas ago, the tools of my trade consisted of a jar of rubber cement and an exacto knife. My desk tilted upwards and I used a t-square to line up the board on my desk. I used a proportion wheel, a loupe and a blue pencil to make […]

aging , NYC , social media tricks - April 1, 2011

First Day In NYC

Honey, if you’d grown up in Mobile, Alabama, you too would’ve been raised to fear New Yorkers. The first time I stepped foot in New York was in October 1977. Skye McLeod and I were big time execs (LOL) for an ad agency in Birmingham, Alabama. We decided to take 4 of our vacation days […]

neighborhoods , NYC - March 3, 2011



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