Daily Press and Little Skips East


 

 

Daily Press and Little Skips East

 

Good News! Submitted some of my photography to The Daily Press. Hopefully the owner will choose one if not all to display on the coffee shops walls. I’m excited!!

Happiness! I’m so glad that I moved to Brooklyn back in November 2012. I did not know but God knew that my photography would develop and begin to take off. I believe that it was God’s Will for The Daily Press to open right across the street from my home. The Owner is so friendly and open to the community. A really nice guy.

 

Now many of you know I like to do my Soulful Struts on my days off. Provides both exercise and opportunities to take photos. I enjoy walking around my Brooklyn neighborhood. You never know what you will find and who you will meet. From my Advantage point I live in Brownsville and can easily walk to Bed-Stuy or Bushwick within minutes. Yesterday during my Bushwick travels I came upon LIttle Skips East at 1643 Broadway. Purchased a giant chocolate chip cookie, introduced myself and made some small talk with one of the workers. I noticed that their theme is Coffee Art Love. The Key word for me being Art. Hmmm…. Another potential place to showcase my photos. Heck it won’t hurt to ask. You can be sure I will be paying more visits to Little Skips East!

 

 


 

 

Share Your World – September 18, 2017


 

 

Share Your World – September 18, 2017

Share Your World – September 18, 2017

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Complete this sentence: I want to learn more about …

Photography

On a vacation what you would require in any place that you sleep?

A Clean Queen Size bed that is firm for my bad back. Pillows. Lots of them. The reason I added the word clean is that you’d be surprised at how many hotels/motels do not wash or change the sheets and comforters after guests leave!

What is your greatest extravagance?

Not a whole lot as I live paycheck to paycheck but getting a pedicure which is needed since my job requires standing and walking. My feet hurt after a long day at work. I would add my Vitamin treatments which I can’t really afford anymore. Those Vitamin infusions really helped me and I wish I had the money to invest in myself. A badly needed physical however the co-pay has gone up beyond my resources. Unfortunately Self-care has become an extravagance which I can barely afford so I tend to neglect my well-being. I’ve learned to ignore pain, push through it and keep it moving.

Spending more time with my brother Stephen. If I had my ‘Druthers’ as the comic Lil Abner used to say I’d spend more time with Stephen. It is not fun having to work weekends and holidays and I feel guilty for all the holidays I’ve missed spending with Stephen. That’s one reason I don’t look forward to those year end holidays because I know I’ll be at work. In the last nine years maybe I’ve spent perhaps 1 at the most 2 Christmas with Stephen. I’m not big on Christmas but it does mean something to him so I wish that I could be with Stephen on those “Family Holidays.”  Maybe once I turned 62 and my life turns around those future dreams might come true. However those dreams are years away so I deal with the here and now.  I am grateful and Thankful to have a job but you give up all your family and Me time just to survive and make ends meet.

Would you want $200,000 right now or $250,000 in a year? It’s safe to assume all money is tax free.

$200,000 right now! As we all know Tomorrow is not promised to you. I might not be alive a year from now so I want all my money Now! I really need that money for my healthcare which has gone by the wayside. Plus think of all the fun stuff and good times that Stephen and I could have if I had $200,000!!

Is it more important to love or be loved?

Both

List things that represent abundance to you.

Health. Once you start to lose your health you begin to lose everything.  Truly I wish I had my 20 year old body but with my 58 year old mature mind. I miss out on so many events because of chronic pain, stomach issues, and all the other health challenges that come with aging. I’d give almost anything to go back to the healthy functioning body I had as a young woman.

Spending time with my brother Stephen.

What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Lord Rescue Your Child once again to a State of Grace.

Jeremiah 29:11

New International Version (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

 

 

 

 

Share Your World – June 26, 2017


 

 

 

 

 

Share Your World – June 26, 2017

Share Your World – June 26, 2017

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What goal are you working on now? Your goal can be something fun or extremely serious.  Have fun with this question.

Retirement. Preparing by increasing my contribution to the 403B Saving Plan.

What is one thing you’re glad you tried but would never do again?

The Cyclone which is a famous Roller-coaster located in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY.  It turned 90 earlier this month. For me Roller Coasters are Barf Machines!

 

The only Cyclones that I wish to engage in the future are the Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball Team!!    http://www.brooklyncyclones.com/virtual/

 

Did you choose your profession or did it choose you?

The job I have now choose me but I believe I was placed there for a reason. Of course nobody goes to college to become a Museum Security Guard but in the 9 years I’ve worked at the Museum I’ve developed a deeper appreciation for art in all its various forms and genres.  Many of my colleagues are artists, musicians, writers, playwrights, photographers, sculptures and painters. To be surrounded by so many creative people is a Blessing and a Catalyst for me to move forward with my gifts and talents.

Have you ever gotten lost?

Yes plenty of times. Both driving and getting off on the wrong subway stop! When I used to drive it was well known among my friends that I was “Wrong Way Corrigan!”  I have not driven since 2008 so my experiences are before GPS.  As for the subway mishaps that occurred from falling asleep and missing my stop. Much to my consternation and frustration I wound up having to cross over to the opposite platform and take the train back to My stop.

Douglas Corrigan was an American aviator born in Galveston, Texas. He was nicknamed “Wrong Way” in 1938

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Corrigan

 

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wrong-way-corrigan-crosses-the-atlantic

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

 

Lately especially for the last two weeks I feel like my life has been various chapters of the popular children’s book series  Lemony Snicket,  A Series of Unfortunate Events.  My eyeglasses broke two weeks ago and as of yet I have not had the funds to replace them. So I’ve been walking around without glasses. So far I can still see well enough to get around my neighborhood and off to work. I will try to get my glasses fixed tomorrow when I go see my brother Stephen. New glasses will cost at least $500 which I Do Not have.

The IRS sent me one of their Lovely Missives stating that I owe New York State around $400.  They will take their money. For those outside the USA the IRS can level a garnishment against your paycheck which means they can just go into your bank account and take the money.  Same thing if you own Student Loans. Basically the government can take the money out of your bank account without your permission.

I must bite the bullet and work Extra Overtime to get them off my back. July 4th will be good for me as the Museum will be open, I will be working and it’s a Double Day. Lord knows I need the extra money.

I can only do like the Rosita song in Sing and Shake it Off!

 

 

I do look forward to seeing my brother Stephen both tomorrow and July 7th. These are his progress report meetings plus some fun activities.

It has been a Great Week for photography most of which I feature on my Photography Blog Roaming Urban Gypsy.

https://roamingurbangypsy.com/

 

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Furniture, Tables, Chairs, Sofa, etc.


 

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Furniture, Tables, Chairs, Sofa, etc.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Furniture, Tables, Chairs, Sofa, etc.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

 

 

 

 

Gaia Reclaiming Her Land


 

Land formerly wood, concrete and metal of long forgotten torn down buildings must give way to Queen Gaia as she Reclaims Land abandoned whilst She Festooning it with wild Beauty.

No. Not weeds to Her. But cordial Flora, Plants, bushes, sapling trees, flowers finding a home plus phenomenal growth where no man can pass allowing birds and small animals sanctuary during spring into summer.

Dancing happily flowing with gentle breezes. Tonight the woodland Nymphs shall dance with abandon around and through dusky moss green covers.

All Photos taken along Fulton Street in Brooklyn, NY.