Category Archives: New York

Why I like New York 41: The World Cup?

isMost of my friends know that I am not a football (soccer) fan. It is not a sport I played, in part because of when I grew up, and in part because I am not built for the game. I don’t understand the rules. I watched Bend It Like Beckham multiple times and still don’t understand the offside rule. Perhaps that’s because none of the players dress like posh French mustard.

But today, as I returned home from Queens, I heard that Iceland had played Argentina to a draw. And I know enough to recognize that Argentina is a big name in football. I also know that this is Iceland’s first World Cup and they are a small nation. It seems to me a big deal.

As I walked the 1 Train platform at Penn Station, I saw a father and son wearing Iceland t-shirts. The father had a smile wider than the New York Harbor. As I passed them, I made eye contact with the father and said, “Good game!” His smile increased in size, pride filled his eyes, and he said, “Thank you.”

New York.

See you along the Trail.

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We Meet Again Tour – 9 June 2018, #2

img-7511.jpgThe tour wandered down Broadway, via the Subway, to visit the new H-Mart located at 110th. The store has been there for a while, but this was the first visit. And the first visit to any H-Mart.

Wonderful foods lined the shelves. Some were avoided because of their calorie count. More were not selected because they were unknown. Work is needed in that area.

But there was kimchi! And it was good.

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We Meet Again Tour – 9 June 2018, #1

IMG-7539After the visit to the H-Mart, the tour wandered around Morningside Gardens. Photos of flowers proved the order of the day.

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We Meet Again Tour – 4 June 2018

IMG-7512A meeting with the pastor and a representative of the Mission Outreach Committee of Riverdale Presbyterian Church took the tour to the Greek Express restaurant for great conversation and a good lunch.

An octopus was discovered lurking in the restroom.

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Purple, not flowers, balloon

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Clearly this balloon marks something of significance. But what?

9 June 2018
Morningside Gardens
Manhattan, New York

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Purple flowers, 110th & Broadway 2

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4 June 2018
Manhattan, New York 

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Purple flowers, 110th & Broadway

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4 June 2018
Manhattan, New York 

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