The importance of civic pride

Dear Friends, I am waking up to a beautiful day here in Queens. The typical August weather (hot, humid, cloudy) does not lessen my enthusiasm for what it is to be here during the last days of summer. The neighborhood is quiet during the week, free of school buses and the sometimes intolerable level of … Continue reading The importance of civic pride

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Back to School!

Dear Friends, It's raining here in Queens, New York and the hot and humid August weather is showing its familiar face. From my window, I can see a morning warbler making its way around the cement yard looking for a watering hole. Although it is not the most inviting weather for me, I will soon … Continue reading Back to School!