A Day in New York City: Culture Wars

Drove into the city for the day and enjoyed the new MOMA– interesting comparison to the San Francisco MOMA we visited in February.  More Andy Warhol and Diane Arbus, but classic favorites, too:  Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Monet’s Water Lilies and Dali’s The Persistence of Memory.  

The culture wars are real; this  museum was filled with students, seniors, people from all backgrounds, enjoying art together in peace and unity. Unfortunately  the museum needed to highlight the problem of the day with a tribute to immigrants who have created the art in this building but are not welcome here:


Spent the evening at Dizzy’s Club overlooking the NY skyline hearing Ted Nash, who just won a grammy for The Presidential Suite. This piece is worth mentioning– it’s a series of 8 famous speeches by leaders of the world, put to music.  Couldn’t help but contrast the language of JFK, FDR, Mandela, or Nehru to our current leader of the U.S.  We have gone from articulate and learned, to juvenile and sloppy.  Sigh.

 

 

 

 

 

29. Home, Sweet Home

No matter how much fun it was to see the country and how grateful we are that we could visit family, it’s always nice to be home.  Driving through New York and over the GW Bridge felt so familiar– as did the traffic on I-95 in Connecticut. As we pulled into the drive, Cassie got very excited and the first thing we did was go out in the back yard and play!

26. Chilly but No Snow

Woke up to 29 degrees but decided to take the northern route out of Santa Fe, as the feared snowstorm headed onward to Minnesota. (Land of my relatives, who have 2 more months of winter ahead of them!)

The buttes and scenery as we went from New Mexico to Colorado were entrancing.  

Finally exited the mountainous region of the West and reached Kanorado, (yes, really!) the first town as we entered Kansas. Who knew?

With 1100 miles behind us, we are not quite 1/2 of the way across the country; 1600 miles yet to go!