Snow Day!

No matter what the political climate, one thing remains true: children love to sled down snowy hills in winter! This was the scene at Central Park in NYC this past Saturday afternoon. So many children and their parents enjoying the day, laughing and calling out to each other, making memories that will last a lifetime. […]

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Windmills of the Netherlands

We didn’t want to leave Amsterdam without a visit to Zaanse Schans, which is a kind of historic park with twelve working windmills. While there, we learned that there are currently 1100 working windmills still operating in the Netherlands; during the pre-industrial revolution days, there were 1100 in the small area around Zaanse alone. I […]

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March to End Family Separation

There were demonstrations all across the United States this past Saturday against the administration’s immigration policies, and the separation of children from their parents as they try to cross the border. NYC saw a large demonstration crossing the Brooklyn Bridge from lower Manhattan, and a smaller demonstration in my neighborhood of Jackson Heights. The group […]

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C’mon Spring!

In the middle of the coldest April in the Northeast ever – yes that means EVERY SINGLE DAY is a record low temperature for the month – we had one nice day. AND it was a Saturday! So I took advantage of this to run out to the park to do a little drawing. But…but…but…where […]

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