Saturday, December 12, 2015

he's a saint

very finny

Thursday, December 10, 2015

that’s life


I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, 
a pawn and a king.

I've been up and down and over and out.
And I know one thing.

Each ti-i-ime I find myself layin’ flat on my face,
I pick. myself. up. and get. back. in the ra-a-ce.

from the bottom of my

never again as young as you are right now

if at first you don't

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Lager heads

Can you relate?

oh come all ye faithful

The House at 7 East 95th Street was built for the great-granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt about 1915, during the first World War.

Her husband was an associate of J. Pierpont Morgan, and he had a family connection to fine Italian architecture.

So naturally, when they built the house the original dark wall paneling in the library dates from the 1400’s near Urbino, Italy. 

But this was during the first great World War. 

The boats had to find their way past the German U-boats 
and out to open sea.

Meanwhile, the library was being built on 95th street to exact specs so the arriving woodwork from the 1400’s would drop right in. :-)

If you like monumental fireplaces and antique paneling, a beautiful balustrade gallery and old, good friends, you’ll like this place. 

Monday, December 7, 2015

clockwise from midnight

autumnal mac and cheese
herb studded pan stuffing
slab o’ seared and roasted turkey
succulent ham bits
creamy greenbean casserole
piquant “top note” salad

Last nights Cantina, thank you Charlie, Sam and Josh!

foundations are coming

steel yourself.