It’s the 4th of July: Who are you?

Many of us are, or are descendents of those who have come from far away to be in America. The place we were born and the one in which we landed conspire to make our identity. We say we are Italian-Americans, or Americans of German ancestry. Some brought the homeland with them, for instance, naming…

So close…Can’t wait…Here it goes…

via Daily Prompt: Finally You waited 364 days for this one. Or is it 363 this year? Whichever it is, finally the anticipated New Year is upon us. Well, in truth, in some locales around the globe it has already peaked, but here in NYC we await the balldrop some 13 plus hours from now,…

Refreshing

Adults have been given permission to enjoy pop for many more years than you imagine. In the soda market space, there’s the old standby, Orangina, a product I have always found equal to my maturity. Its proximate competitor is the very amusing San Pelligrino Aranciata, available in small bottles or cans. While in many ways…

It’s the 4th of July: Who are you?

Many of us are, or are descendents of those who have come from far away to be in America. The place we were born and the one in which we landed conspire to make our identity. We say we are Italian-Americans, or Americans of German ancestry. Some brought the homeland with them, for instance, naming…

This beautiful view

From this angle and at this vantage Queens looks like a toyland The sun bouncing off the tower Surrounds and enshrines it But makes it seem smaller Like a chess piece across the River, far yet so very near  

Where there were

© Tamara Beck Where there were buildingsSo familiar as to be forgottenThere are great big holes in the ground,Waiting for cement and cranes,And that inevitable uplift to The city skyline so familiar As to be anticipated  © Tamara Beck

The view is so beautiful

from Wikimedia Commons the Cifrado Americano The view is so breathtaking that  music flows from it A diorama in motion, circling below and set to Trumpets and alto saxes, Tingling to the vibration of a bass, Tripping lovingly over the keyboard Engaging the drummer and the vocalist in a fluid dialog The view, the music,…