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

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?

Don’t Judge a Bridge by Its Cables

Aside from having to cross a bridge, there's probably nothing worse for a gephyrophobiac like me than to  hear on the morning news that nearly 56,000 bridges in the United States are structurally deficient.   That's what the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says in a report issued last month. Whaaat?   I hear this and my mind envisions … Continue reading Don’t Judge a Bridge by Its Cables