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Back to Nunley’s, in a way

Any kid growing up in Nassau County, on Long Island, any time within 1939 – 1995, has some kind of memory of Nunley’s. Nunley’s was the kind of small-scale amusement park that lots of us think of while we’re getting all misty about our childhoods. There were parks like it everywhere,  packed into spaces next […]

Back to the Met

The first museum my parents took me to was the Museum of Natural History, because nothing can compete with a giant blue whale hanging from a ceiling. But after that, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Later on I read “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler”, about a brother and sister who ran […]

What Spring was, and is

I finally flew up to New York to see “Flowers, Follies”. (It was better than I had guessed from photos, and I was able to really see the work of the artists I shared the room with, how intimate and complex and beautiful their pieces are up close). I moved south almost twelve years ago, […]