Category Archives: USA

Maybe They Should Call It Seussville

Springfield, no not the home of the Simpsons, but Springfield, Massachusetts the home town of Dr. Seuss, has announced plans to open the world’s first museum dedicated to the beloved children’s book author. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum … Continue reading

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Back to basics

Visitors to the U.S. are often shocked to discover that we have only one truly nationwide bookstore chain remaining. That company, Barnes & Noble, has just 700 stores unevenly spread around the country. The past few years, B&N has strayed … Continue reading

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Luminous Words

If you are strolling the High Line in NYC┬áduring the next month or two, you may want to take step off for a short detour to visit the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in Chelsea for a fantastic new exhibition. Luminous Words … Continue reading

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Choose Your Route

Back in the day, the only way for most folks to travel long distances in the U.S. was by bus. Most of the regional bus companies have disappeared due to the ease and affordability of air travel and the near … Continue reading

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Manhattan by Subway

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Better a book than a green beer

Continuing an annual tradition of celebrating Irish Literature on St Patrick’s Day for the fifth year, the Irish Arts Center of New York City will be handing out thousands of free books to school children and commuters. Volunteers will distribute … Continue reading

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Subway History

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Cultivating Food For Thought

The other day, I stopped by a local Chipotle restaurant for my favorite fast food tofu burrito. I was happy to find that they had a full set of the Mexican food chain’s new Cultivating Thought packaging. The second installment … Continue reading

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We are all in paradise, but refuse to see it

New York City-based illustrator Evan Robertson creates splendid black and white posters featuring moving quotes from notable authors such as Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Samuel Beckett, Anais Nin, Thomas Wolfe, Jules Verne and Kurt Vonnegut. You can see more of these terrific … Continue reading

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Guaranteed to see the Aurora Borealis

I just booked tickets for a summer trip to Iceland with no expectations of catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis, but Icelandair is now guaranteeing that at least some of its passengers will see nature’s light show. They recently … Continue reading

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