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The American Miracle: Happy 4th of July

The American Miracle: Happy 4th of July

I stepped on the ice and instantly felt the chill. No, it wasn’t the coldness of the arena or the ice itself, but the chill recalling a positive and patriotic childhood memory. As a hockey fan (now a huge New York Ranger fan) I watched the game in 1980, I believed in miracles. Yes, I […]

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Postcard-The Joy of Abandon in Singapore

Postcard-The Joy of Abandon in Singapore

Sometimes we need to feel joy. We need to stop pedaling in circles, lift our feet and just feel alive, feel happy; sometimes we need to feel the joy of our journey. In the systematic city of Singapore one can take refuge in the city’s oasis, the Singapore Botanic Gardens. On the garden grounds, one […]

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One of the World’s Largest Carnaval Celebrations – Mazatlan Mexico’s Carnanval in Photos

One of the World’s Largest Carnaval Celebrations – Mazatlan Mexico’s Carnanval in Photos

Carnaval. It’s probably on your bucket list, right? Let’s face it, Carnaval is a must attend party. When we hear the word “Carnaval,” most of us fantasize about samba dancing in Rio de Janeiro, Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday bead exchanges in New Orleans or masquerade parties in Venice, right? What about Mazatlan, Mexico? It […]

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I Want To Be a Cowboy – Campus Crashers Crash Stillwater and Oklahoma State

I Want To Be a Cowboy – Campus Crashers Crash Stillwater and Oklahoma State

The vote came down to Oklahoma or Oklahoma State last year and the crashers decided to be Cowboys. Whether it was the earlier season game with a promise of warmer tailgating weather, the Big 12 Rivalry aspect or the cowboy boots, we packed our bags for Stillwater as Oklahoma State hosted Texas. Over a dozen […]

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Exploring and Enjoying Juarez, Mexico in 5 Photos

Exploring and Enjoying Juarez, Mexico in 5 Photos

Just before flying to El Paso, Texas  I was told – we’d spend a night in Juarez too. Where? ….. Donde? Ciudad Juarez. Yes, that Juarez; the Juarez from the news. I joked about the fact it was clearly staying adventurous with the trip organizers, but admittedly, I wondered if it was also staying safe. […]

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A Volunteer’s View from the New York Special Olympics Summer Games held in Buffalo, NY

A Volunteer’s View from the New York Special Olympics Summer Games held in Buffalo, NY

  The New York Special Olympics games are the sixth-largest Special Olympics gathering in the world. I’ve been a supporter for many years, but this year I just couldn’t write the check and call that the extent of my donation. No, I decided to volunteer. I took the pilgrimage from the hustling, bustling city of […]

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Wide Awake Thanks to the Northern Lights

Wide Awake Thanks to the Northern Lights

I couldn’t sleep; in fact I was wide awake. Alive. I guess you can say the lights kept me up. After my first night I even wondered if the Northern Lights, my first views of the Aurora Borealis, were just a dream, but after a second night of embracing the arctic air, the vibrant, dancing lights […]

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the Five-Photos from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with Cherry Blossom in Peak Bloom

the Five-Photos from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with Cherry Blossom in Peak Bloom

I crossed the river and didn’t head to the airport. Yes, this spring I made the trek to Brooklyn and visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I made the journey with the idea to see the Cherry Blossoms in full bloom, but I discovered more. These are the five photos from my trip to the Brooklyn […]

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