Taughannock Falls State Park

Photos from a recent trip to Taughannock Falls State Park with my aunt and uncle. According to Wikipedia: “The name Taughannock comes from the Iroquois and means “There was a village here.” The main cataract of the falls is a 215-foot drop, making it 33 feet taller than Niagara Falls. It is one of the largest single-drop waterfalls east of the Rocky … Continue reading

Where the Sidewalk Ends – Shel Silverstein

photo by ashley christiano

There is a place where the sidewalk ends And before the street begins, And there the grass grows soft and white, And there the sun burns crimson bright, And there the moon-bird rests from his flight To cool in the peppermint wind. Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black And the dark street winds and bends. Past … Continue reading

My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

Asher Lev is a member of the Ladover Jewish community in Brooklyn. His family has been devoted to their holy man, the Rebbe, for three generations. But Asher has little interest in following his family’s path. He has a gift that his family considers a curse: art. His skill with a pencil, brush, clay is … Continue reading

Coffee, Books, and Being Happy

A collection of quotes about a few of my favorite things. Enjoy! —— Books: A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.  It is one of the few havens remaining where a … Continue reading

On Soul Mates

“A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. A soul … Continue reading

Tagore – No. 88

I’ve been having a pretty stressful day…reading this poem helped me breathe a bit easier. Hope it helps you too! Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a pretty awesome guy: he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913, and protested the British rule in India alongside Mahatma Gandhi. He sought to promote humanism and international understanding … Continue reading

Syracuse University Fall 2010

Think you can beat me?

Via jodilhenry.blogspot.com Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. I’ve  finished 37 and partially read 9 of these 100 books and I’m only 22. I should be able to finish the rest before I kick the bucket … Continue reading

Casablanca: It’s a Classic for a Reason

The interesting characters, terrific music and great writing made “Casablanca” an instant classic. This romantic drama justly claims its spot as one of the most well loved films of all time. The story takes place in Casablanca, ruled by the Nazi-sympathetic Vichy French, a stop refugees fleeing war-ridden Europe make on their way to Lisbon. … Continue reading

Missing Bill Glavin

Bill Glavin: a cynical old man with a marshmallow heart. I know, you’re probably wondering how that’s possible. Well, here goes. Glavin worked at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications (Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY) for 37 years. His time as a Magazine Journalism professor spanned four decades. And through those four decades, he was … Continue reading

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