I am an Artist, Writer, Cooking enthusiast, solitary traveler, and Theater enthusiast, you understand I can claim those titles because I’ve done all those things…just not professionally. That’s what I hunger for most in life, although one can’t wear too many hats…can you? Some of our greatest artists, writers and performers pursue multiple talents and ambitions. So there is no reason why I shouldn’t do the same.
When I have the time and money I indulge in the finer things and New York City is my destination for this, of course I can paint and write at home in the suburbs of Long Island but it’s in New York City where I feel the most alive and free.
Since I started to journalize my experiences for my own written record of my solitary trips that I can read in my old age when memory fades, I decided after reading “it’s 71 degrees…in January” by Blackstar27 ( which I discovered by accident on during an Internet search for old photos of NYC) to begin putting these trips I’ve made on this BLOG. To get feedback about my writing, and to possibly make some friends in the arts, as well as share the epiphanies that I have had along the way.
I’ll be talking about concerts and art shows, the plays I can make each year will be reviewed too. I’m also touring New York City on foot as I train to be a personal tour guide so I’ll be sharing my adventures discovering new people, new places to eat and drink and hear live music…that is they are new to me, so please New Yorkers don’t plague me with dumb comments about how this or that has been around forever-I know it has.
This dear readers is a selfish venture for me, at it’s core this BLOG is an open diary of some of the high points of my life and my work. I write this also as I watch my father slowly forget everything he knows, while Alzheimer’s eats away his mind. I hope that I will never get it but at least I can read these stories in my old age and remember the times. I’m not looking for hundreds of hits on my page, (although I welcome comments) but merely to build the writing chops I know I have, and to use those chops to tell a story, my story. My life, my art, my truth. Yes, I will rant from time to time as well, for one who paints social commentary as I do writing rants is a must, but I make no apologies for my opinions, but if I’m wrong…I allow for change.
It’s a stubborn Taurus that your dealing with here, and even though I’m on the cusp of Aries, I follow most strongly the Taurean love of hearth and home, good food and great love when I can get it, also the love of the arts and the art of ones own creation. The wild places of the world and the wild creatures we share it with. This last bit sounds like end commentary from a Nova Special to you? Too bad…everyone’s life and thoughts should be!