Tag: train

“But you’re still the one pool where I’d happily drown.”

“But you’re still the one pool where I’d happily drown.”

Sometimes I go to… New York.  And, despite our long history, I treat it like someone new–like how you are at the start of a relationship. I give it a new chance to win my heart (which, admittedly, I fork over and over and over […]

A Love Letter to You (Philadelphia)

A Love Letter to You (Philadelphia)

There’s always a reason to go to Philadelphia. Usually it’s food. But the food invites you to make a day of it, to explore other things. Then, the duration of exploration makes you hungry again. (So yes, it’s mostly about food.) But Philadelphia is only […]

Out & About London on my Birthday

Out & About London on my Birthday

After two days of walking about London, we bought an Oyster Card and went to the underground. Our room is just a couple of minutes from Baker Street station, of Baker Street (the song) fame, which plays eerily from some unknown source. The London Underground is […]

Summer Sights

Summer Sights

Summer–on the way home. Summer–with mustard, onion, and relish. Summer–on the field.

Sunrises, Foods, and a Cat

Sunrises, Foods, and a Cat

I can make a book of the lovely sunrises I get to see on my daily commute to Brooklyn. I think I love Sweet & Sara‘s smores thingy because it reminds me of Moon Pies… or what I called them Scooter Pies.” Sara makes the […]

So Purdy.

So Purdy.

The ocean next door. Without Pickle Shack, M.O.B. will have to do. Ground’s jewels. Complete protein. Roasted vegetable aftermath art. Happy cupcakes. Manmade on majesty. “Even if you’re on the right track…”

Signs of Spring, Part II: Time Outside And With Ice Cream

Signs of Spring, Part II: Time Outside And With Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s has gone vegan. Here are two of the four non-dairy flavors. Both flavors were delicious. Now I must find the vegan Chunky Monkey and the Chocolate Fudge Brownie. On my neighborhood walk, I saw these plush nests and their exotic inhabitants. Parrots! […]

January Recap

January Recap

2016 is 1/12 complete. January is new routines inside old comforts, like the best vegan chocolate chip cookies: your own. It’s taking care… with a Long Island rec. center membership bonus: nobody in the sauna with you. It is having fire with the snow… with tempeh. It’s inspiration from […]

Home Tidbits {Pictorial}

Home Tidbits {Pictorial}

Upcycled bread box. Yellow and teal. “You don’t bring me flours anymore.” Coke bottle crate spice holder. Vintage aesthetic / modern function. Animals on plates. Black radish heart procession. In the train, out at the station, the slither of pink sunset. Christmas is here. Fir on […]

Draft Outtakes (from Summer)

Draft Outtakes (from Summer)

Flashback to summer & the butterfly bush. Monarchy. “And the one big eye just blinked…” Oreo pancakes were a bit of a fail… Morning pink.

Yellow-Orange

Yellow-Orange

Sunrise on the train station. Vegetable Mofongo and yucca fries from Mi Casa Restaurant, unlikely vegan options are my favorite. Stripes and dots.  Pumpkin Dandies really taste like pumpkin.  Kitchen color.  Quickly go the days.

Autumn Weekend Pictorial

Autumn Weekend Pictorial

With Hurricane Joaquin worries put out to sea, I had my first proper weekend after my first proper full week of working, finally. Summer is officially gone. It’s back to the grind.  Kitchen renovation cookies, with just a pinch of sawdust. Various gourds for the […]

From Anchorage to Seward, Alaska / Vegan on Holland America Cruise, Day 1

From Anchorage to Seward, Alaska / Vegan on Holland America Cruise, Day 1

We woke up with some goals. There were some cruise clarifications that were pretty important. Then there was breakfast, the sometimes-unattainable meal for a traveling vegan. And requisite basking in the breathtaking beauty of Alaska, the Last Frontier. For breakfast, a local favorite, Snow City […]

A Korean Donut / Caribbean Crown Heights

A Korean Donut / Caribbean Crown Heights

You come upon things… in the best way: naturally, without looking. You’re going about your day… and there it is. Something new for you. It’s special because it found you. No google searching. Just life’s natural search results delivered to your path. [pause for a […]

Stanley Kowalski

Stanley Kowalski

Taking the LIRR’s Babylon line towards Atlantic Terminal on a weekday morning and you may end up in one of the train cars that platform at Boland’s Landing, an employees-only station for the men of the Morris Park maintenance facility in Queens. The cars who […]

Day 13 in Deutschland, Stick a Fork In Me (I’m sorry Hamburg)

Day 13 in Deutschland, Stick a Fork In Me (I’m sorry Hamburg)

Hamburg–you big, noisy thing, you–I’m spent. Had I arrived in your arms days, even hours, ago, I may have had the moxy to embrace you back. But I’m tired now. I don’t even want to force myself to go through the motions of an excited […]

Day 12 in Deutschland, Easy Vegan in Bremen

Day 12 in Deutschland, Easy Vegan in Bremen

After brief appreciation (Griswald Grand Canyon style) of Kölner Dom, I moved on from Köln. With my days counting down quickly, I needed to do some cities flash pan speed. I boarded an early train north, foolishly thinking it’d be a quiet and secluded ride. […]

Day 11 in Deutschland, Up the Rhine and Onto Cologne

Day 11 in Deutschland, Up the Rhine and Onto Cologne

This simple breakfast gave me the strength I needed to see the rest of the sites in Bacharach and then head north on the Rhine river. Some wheat Wasa’s covered in strawberry jam. They even had this Wasa-dispenser. Its bottom slides open to reveal a waiting […]

Day 9 in Deutschland, Busting Out With Rail Pass {Frankfurt}

Day 9 in Deutschland, Busting Out With Rail Pass {Frankfurt}

It is time for me to bust out and go north on the DB, Germany’s train system. I bought a 6-day German Rail Pass to maximize sightseeing and deliver me snug to Berlin for my flight back to New York. Navigating a the system had […]

Day 10 in Deutschland, Vegan Fairy Tales {Bacharach}

Day 10 in Deutschland, Vegan Fairy Tales {Bacharach}

I left the bustle of Frankfurt by way of a double decker diesel train. Thankfully day 2 of my train adventure did not involve elbowing anyone in the head. It did, however, involve my missing a key transfer point. Thanks to the collective efforts of […]

Summer Starts Now.

Summer Starts Now.

In late June, my morning train to Brooklyn coincides with the glorious sunrise. It’s a fantastic way to start the day. The recent “Super Moon” gave way to a Super Sun, a flaming pink sun whose expanded diameter blazed across pastel blots of morning colors. Summer […]

Time for the Beautiful Things

Time for the Beautiful Things

As we begin to tilt towards the sun and sunrise coincides to my morning train, I get to see fantastic colors in the sky. More beautiful things: Golden beets. Broccoli florets are sprouting up in my garden! I’m very excited. Fennel. I’ve never worked with […]