Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
To all my neighbors, friends and colleagues who lost dear ones, my prayers are with you all today. May this world one day live in peace.
'they that hope in the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall take wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.' Isaiah 40:31
Believe me, I speak only for your own good. I may tell you unpleasant truths, but that is a proof of my friendship. I advise you, therefore, to lay eggs, and learn to purr as quickly as possible. ~ Hans Christian Andersen, The Ugly Duckling
What would we do without friends? They know no boundaries (they will tell you like it is and know when you want to hear it), they know no time (morning, noon, night), they laugh at you when you need a laugh, they cry with you, they hold you tighter even when you don't know you need a hug, they can finish your sentence and yes, sometimes, you don't even need to speak and you can communicate.
My life is blessed. Hope yours is too.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Favorite building in Boston. This is the central location for the Boston Public Libraries, affectionately called the BPL. Located in the heart of Boston, this historic building dates back to the early 180s's and is flanked by the world-famous Trinity Church (photo from net), Old South Church and across from the Fairmont Copley, which was once known as the Copley Plaza. It's a bustling intersection in Boston, one block down from the Prudential Center, one block away from 'downtown' Boston (Public Garden and Boston Common), one block away from Newbury Street, a trendy upscale shopping etc street. The statues in front of the library represent Art and Science. Wonder which one she is?
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Herman Melville's New Bedford is just a tad bit different in this century. But the streets still hold the history of mariners. Bethels were built to keep the mariners out of the brothels; banks were built to store the money of the rich captains and whalers. If you look closely at the bank, notice the difference in the two entrances? Can you tell which entrance the sea captains entered and which the hired hands entered?
New Bedford is about a 45 minute ride south of Boston - a city rich with history and ethnicity. It's actually closer to Providence, RI than Boston. Ty and I noticed another close connection, of course tied to whaling, between Boston and Hawaii. It seems Hawaiians were recruited to educate the New Bedford whalers. What a trip that would have been from Hawaii to MA on a schooner - around the capes.....heroic!