Last week I wrote that maybe I’d become desensitized to crossing bridges because I wasn’t feeling the nervousness I normally had when driving over long, high bridges like the Whitestone and the Throgs Neck. Of course, being a passenger is different and currently I don’t have the wherewithal to attempt the driving. I don’t know … Continue reading No Control
London Bridge Attacks
My thoughts are with the family and friends of those killed or injured in the attack in London Bridge attacks and the people of London. Peace to you all.
Happy Birthday Brooklyn Bridge
Today, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City turns 134 years old. The bridge opened in 1883 and connects Brooklyn and Manhattan. I have no desire to walk or drive over any bridge anywhere except one. One day, I'd very much like to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. While I could easily go give it … Continue reading Happy Birthday Brooklyn Bridge
Which Bridge is Which?
Because I've seen several Facebooks posts recently about two bridges that can get confused with one another, I thought I'd nail it down especially for readers and travelers who aren't familiar with the region. Because if you don't know the difference.... Well, you'll see. The first is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, referred to as the … Continue reading Which Bridge is Which?
When the QE II Sails
When Queen Elizabeth II dies, civil servants will know to put her funeral plans in motion when they hear the code words, “London Bridge is down,” according to the Mirror. It's not a secret, it's mentioned on various online sites. These words struck me a bit irreverent for the longest ruling Monarch in British history. It sounds like something whispered in James Bond's ear … Continue reading When the QE II Sails
Am I Qualified?
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?