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Suffice it to say that ship life has been completely different for the past month and a half.  Hence why I haven’t …

Craigdarroch Castle

After two rather rainy days at sea, I was delighted to get off the ship yesterday and to be greeted by this: …


Life on the cruise ship has become routine.  Not boring, mind you – but normal, standard, “the usual.”  Just as I’ve found …

the dark, navy Hudson

sparkles beneath a gold and rosy skyline,

the orange sun bouncing off,

a swathe of trees, deep green, separating the two,

and the cloudless sky is so clear, the world is high-definition.

all the haze of summer has been swept away

by this crisp fall breeze fluttering down the train tracks,

from the Verrazano Bridge standing nobly at the mouth of the bay.

you can taste autumn

and it is cool and clear like a mountain stream.

the city of skyscrapers is scrubbed and polished,

ready for its white mink coat of winter.

vibrant cantaloupe and mellow goldenrod

fade in tone but not clarity

until darkness settles.


I smell a football game somewhere.


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