Today we Jeeped our bikes over to Red Hook in Brooklyn, New York to explore a shabby neighborhood showing signs of gentrification — with an intriguing range of sights, restaurants and shops. It was an interesting adventure!
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What to do on the weekend? When you’ve done everything else it’s time for urban exploring. On Saturday we decided to explore the ruins of the Kings Park Psychiatric Center in Smithtown. You’d think this could be trespassing but signs to keep people out may have been vandalised along with the buildings. We enter where many have gone before …
Who knew that a Summer Shrimp & Corn Salad, sans any red meat, could impress us “boneheaded meat lovers”?
Well, I should have!
I’ve long thought of this country as my own, so it’s finally very rewarding to have completed the process!
So here’s a reality check. When you write for yourself, few people read your posts. When you write in terms of other people interests you score a ton of hits. Makes sense, right? When you write mostly for your own circle of family, friends and colleagues you’re not aiming for the hits. So why do I get miffed when a post about something incidental gets fifty thousand hits, compared with a heartfelt note about something I really care about barely scoring twenty?
Bo-Ashley posts: Just got a text message from UB Alert that reads ‘Robbery at Gunpoint. UB Police report a student was robbed at gunpoint in the vicinity of Hayes Annex on the South Campus.’ Right outside MY studio.
We traveled back to New York earlier today — from dropping our freshman daughter, Bo-Ashely, off at the University at Buffalo. On the long way back we pulled in to use the loo at a McDonalds in the little town of Cortland, NY — and then promptly left without my wife’s purse, a pink leather backpack. In it was, according to Carolyn, “her life”. In effect a wallet, a bunch of credit cards and her iPhone. We hit the road again and about forty minutes into it she got to wondering where her bag was.
Caption: Alf died one year ago today and is fondly remembered …
This month I’ll be rotating through my profile pictures on Facebook from the past: Circa 1959, 1968, 1981, 1985, 1992 — then one of my brother and I taken on his last trip to the US — then back to a more recent shot of me taken in 2007 just after we last visited South Africa. Life certainly has become lonelier without my brother …
Links: Photo Gallery Remembering Alf | Hey Boet: Rest In Peace my good buddy! | In Loving Memory Alfie Brindley 1952-2009 | Geocaching Travel Bug which aims to trace the route Alf would have taken on his last bike trip up through Southern Africa | Alf’s Blogspot on that trip — which ended badly!
Newsday article on Bo-Ashley Brindley – May 2010
Our friend Gisela passed away, one year ago, today: We remember her fondly.