Category Archives: Places

Sports’ Halls of Fame

Recently, baseball announced its 2018 Hall of Fame inductees: Vladimir Guerrero, Chipper Jones, Trevor Hoffman, Jim Thome, Jack Morris, Alan Trammell. However, the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum –while perhaps the most famous Hall of Fame—is not the only … Continue reading

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Ken Burns Looks at America

Fall has arrived. Another school year has begun. The leaves are changing color. And PBS has shown another Ken Burns documentary to entertain and enlighten their audience. Ken Burns’ Mother died when he was 11. Later, a psychologist told him: … Continue reading

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Paris, 1946

“America’s Greatest Generation” was Tom Brokaw’s term to describe the people who endured the Great Depression and fought in WWII. My parents were part of that generation. Recently, I rediscovered a small box of my Father’s possessions (he died in … Continue reading

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My History With Ice Cream

Where did you go on your class trip? Disney World, Disney Land, an amusement park, NYC for a day? As a Senior in high school, my class went to Washington, D. C. for a day, by train. I remember eating … Continue reading

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Good Deeds, Part 2

  Emma Watson’s Good Deed: Putting books in the NYC subway to be found and enjoyed.   As I mentioned last time, the “Metropolitan Diary” has been a place for New Yorkers to share their important moments with the New … Continue reading

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BEN and JERRY’S Ice Cream

  At last, the article YOU have been waiting for! A lot of information about Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and where you can get even MORE information. Hint: try = benjerry.com. First, and most important, here is a list … Continue reading

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The Best and Worst of Times

Good-bye Charles Dickens wrote “A Tale of Two Cities” in 1859. His book began with these famous words: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” As I thought back on the events of 2016, I … Continue reading

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