On “indeed,” the online job site, I found I’m not qualified to be a baker because I can’t lift 50 pounds up and down stairs all day, a theater coach for 2 to 6 year-olds because I lack a teaching certificate, or a parrot caretaker as I have no experience with the birds. But I met … Continue reading Am I Qualified?
A friend from across the pond (with a killer sense of humor) wrote to me after reading my blog. Here's what she said. I like going over bridges, especially looking through the railings at the Straits of Menai when I'm walking over the Menai Bridge to Anglesey -it makes me feel like I've imbibed something illegal. … Continue reading Getting High on the Menai
Thought I'd try a bridge haiku today. Mandalay sunset fear pulls me to the edges and back to safety
Most mornings I hear the NYC and tri-state traffic reports that include the very important status of the George Washington Bridge which is vital to commuters and travelers between New Jersey and NYC. Earlier this morning I heard traffic was moving well on this holiday though often there are big delays getting across. According to the Port Authority of … Continue reading Happy President’s Day George Washington
I can think of only one bridge with a color in it's name. If I were to visit San Francisco without having seen a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge, I might imagine I'd see a bridge the warm color of a Gold Retriever, or the vivid yellow of McDonald's Golden Arches, or shiny like a Golden Globe statue. I … Continue reading This Orange Is Not New
At first look I was drawn to the this quaint, pastoral scene and the simplicity of the bridge's construction. Then I had to laugh because the second man is waiting for the first to cross before going further. It appears too much weight might collapse this rickety-looking bridge. I haven't seen how many early bridges were constructed but I have to think … Continue reading Rickety Bridge