Monthly Archives: October 2013

Chinese Scholar’s Garden Staten Island

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I recently discovered a wonderful place, the Chinese Scholar’s Garden in Staten Island. I have been reading about Chinese gardens and learned that the first private gardens in China were created by Scholars and poets around the year 700. Many … Continue reading

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Apple Hard Cider

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My friend Michael got the apple hard cider bug a few years ago, and made his first batch in 2011. There were no apples last year due to drought. This autumn, he invited a group of us to join him … Continue reading

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Autumn Texture and Pattern

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I have noticed as I age, that there is more texture in my graying hair. Eyebrows that laid flat for 50 years, now sprout of my face like a certain Russian dictator. The smooth olive skin of my youth now … Continue reading

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