Beyond: A WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

Shortly after my 21st birthday, I was given a fantastic birthday present by a co-worker:  a 20 minute helicopter ride around New York City! I sat up front right next to the pilot as I snapped away a few pictures during the ride. I remember being so enthralled at seeing my neighborhood and high school from so high up. I remember midtown Manhattan and flying over the Hudson and East River. I wanted that flight to never end. The helicopter then started to fly away from Manhattan and towards the Statue of Liberty. I was not expecting that at all! … Continue reading Beyond: A WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

Too Old To Learn New Tricks?

Today I took my 10-year old daughter for iceskating lessons. She can manage being on the ice somewhat but I so desire for her to be graceful and fearless on the ice one day. I decided a few days ago that I needed to get her out there and get her to learn something new. As I watched her enter the rink to join up with the other small children (even as young as four!), I saw three women leaving the rink. They appeared to be mothers in their 40s and 50s and I thought to myself how wonderful it … Continue reading Too Old To Learn New Tricks?

Resolved to Write More, A WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

I don’t like making New Year’s resolutions. They are almost always prone to be broken. I’d rather make small, realistic and yet attainable goals that I can manage. Years ago I had set out to write more often and thus the birth of this blog. It seems though that I am posting more pictures on it and participating in these fun photo challenges than writing anything worthwhile. I often get an idea for a post and then start writing it, ultimately pushing it off to the side to complete later. From there that piece is doomed to be in draft … Continue reading Resolved to Write More, A WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge