The Ramble and Racism


Wow!! This takes the prize … “The Ramble, as a virtual bird sanctuary requires that within the proscribed 35 acres all dogs must be leashed. You can walk your dog anywhere in the Ramble provided it is leashed at all times. Within the park itself there are hundreds of acres where you can let your dog run free, but not in the Ramble.”

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“One of the few spots in the New York city where visitors can get happily lost, the Ramble, at thirty-six acres, offers a variety of intimate scenic enclaves that include the Gill, a tiny stream the wanders through the area, and the Ramble Arch. Located on the west side of the Ramble, hidden in the dense foliage of trees and shrubbery, the Ramble Arch carries a narrow walkway above with an intersecting footpath below it is one Central Park’s most picturesque bridges.

Created by Olmsted and Vaux as an untamed counterpart to the more formal designs of the Mall and Bethesda Terrace the Ramble was still the product of painstaking planning. Virtually every feature was carefully placed to give the illusion of untouched, completely natural woodland. At almost every turn along its meandering trails the visitor is presented with another visual treat.

The Ramble is also a bird watchers…

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The Country Is Open!


Yep. country’s open … “Trump has got his wish and the economy is trying to make a comeback … well idiots are rushing out to show their solidarity with the mindless beast in White House … “

In Saner Thought

Trump has got his wish and the economy is trying to make a comeback….well idiots are rushing out to show their solidarity with the mindless beast in White House…..

The Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the US meant big crowds at beaches and warnings from authorities Sunday about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly 100,000 Americans, the AP reports. Sheriff’s deputies and beach patrols tried to make sure people kept their distance from others as they soaked up the rays on the sand and at parks and other recreation sites around the country. Among the Memorial Day scenes and warnings:

  • In the Tampa area along Florida’s Gulf Coast, the crowds were so big that authorities took the extraordinary step of closing parking lots because they were full. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said about…

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Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call


True indeed … ” It’s as if I am always hearing three ways, first shallowly, collecting, then one level deeper as I’m processing, and finally, I am hearing with my body, which is when I’m hearing myself. That’s one way, for me, information combines with experience and becomes knowledge. I wish there were a shortcut.”
— Stephanie Danler, Stray: A Memoir (Knopf, May 19, 2020)

Live & Learn

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Epiphanies aren’t lightning bolts. They are a hummed note, a prayer mumbled constantly, brought to the surface given the right conditions. It’s as if I am always hearing three ways, first shallowly, collecting, then one level deeper as I’m processing, and finally, I am hearing with my body, which is when I’m hearing myself. That’s one way, for me, information combines with experience and becomes knowledge. I wish there were a shortcut.

Stephanie Danler, Stray: A Memoir (Knopf, May 19, 2020)


Notes: New York Times Book Review on “Stray: A Memoir” – “In ‘Stray,’ Stephanie Danler Asks How a Victim Becomes a Perpetrator

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Prestigious Penable Award, thanks Laleh Chini!


Wow!! Thanks so very much … always honored and humbled. Will work on it in the near future!! Wow!!

Dear Kitty. Some blog

Prestigious Penable Award

My dear blogging friend Laleh Chini, of the beautiful literary blog A Voice from Iran, has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Prestigious Penable Award!

Thank you so much for this! It is a new award for me.

Here are the rules:

  • Tag your post with the #penableaward
  • Display the Penable award logo (above) on your post and follow Penable if you haven’t already
  • Thank the person that nominated you
  • Tell us what your writing talent is
  • Answer three questions that you have been asked
  • Nominate three inspiring people for this award.
  • Let them know of their nomination
  • Give them three new questions to answer!

My writing talent: my blog is about 40 different categories, So, I am not sure about which subjects I am better and about which I am worse.

Laleh Chini’s questions, and my answers, are:

1- Where would your next…

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