Friday, April 11, 2014

Mass Incarceration in the US

Here is why I am an Advocate and Activist, for prison reform. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hair Extensions

Look, while walking up on the 'Highline',  The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York,
 We discovered where they grow my 'HAIR EXTENSIONS'!

Perfect Match.  And all I have to do, is pull weeds.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Sad Reminder of what Terrorist can do. We will not Forget.

 One World Trade Center is the primary building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City, and the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.[9] The 104-story supertall structure stands on the northwest corner of the 16-acre (6.5 ha) World Trade Center site, on the site of the original 6 World Trade CenterOn March 30, 2009, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed that the building would be known by its legal name, One World Trade Center, rather than the colloquial name, Freedom Tower.[1]
The tower's steel structure topped out on August 30, 2012.[3][11] On May 10, 2013, the final component of the skyscraper's spire was installed, making One World Trade Center the fourth-tallest skyscraper in the world at the time by pinnacle height. Its spire reaches a symbolic height of 1,776 feet (541 m) in reference to the year of the United States Declaration of Independence.[12][13][14] It has been the tallest structure in New York City since April 30, 2012, when it surpassed the height of the Empire State Building.
 St. Paul's Chapel-- a Sanctuary at Ground Zero, after 9/11.
This small chapel is right across the street from the where the Twin Towers stood.
Many sought refuge there.  It was a somber, yet somehow, comforting feeling inside, for me.
Ground Zero, memorial pools, and the names of the  2,996 
murdered Americans.  We will not Forget.
Brandi and I felt the unbelievable, senseless, loss of so many.
The building and Architecture, is truly a "Modern Marvel".


Time Square, Cake Boss, Les Miserables, Broadway Shows, Food Tour, Subways, Bakeries, Little Italy, China Town, Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Memorial, Museum of Modern Art, and more!
I Had a blast with my Sister-Sheila, Daughter-Brandi, and Niece-Krista.
I have never been to New York, so everything was exciting to me.
(more pictures to come)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Arizona Trip (Part 2) March 2014

 A quick visit with Curtiss and Jen.  We went over to watch the sunset at the new 
Really pretty temple and I always enjoy the Arizona Sunsets. 
 Kempton loves to play this 'game' with me.  He sticks his tongue in and out while I'm trying to take his picture.  I have to take 'Burst" Shots on my camera to capture him.  (smile)
I Was able to squeeze a visit in with my Good Friend Janet and her Husband and daughter, and grandson.
We first became friends when I worked at Maricopa County Hospital, as nurses, and both our husbands worked for Salt River Project at the time.  We have remained very good friends over the years.  Last year she had a small 'mole' on her leg that turned out to be Melanoma and had to go through chemotherapy and was really sick.  She is now in remission with all good reports and feeling good.  But, NOW Her Husband just got diagnosed with stage 3 throat cancer and is in Radition and Chemotherapy.  We just never know what this life and trials are going to dish out to us.  We went and ate at "The Mining Camp Restaurant" at the base of the Superstition Mountains.  I remember going there often when our relatives would come out and visit from back east.  They serve dinner family style, with metal plates and cups down long tables like Miners.  I always looked forward to the ICE COLD MILK SERVED from a metal Pitcher, into metal cups. 
 Had to grab a little Mexican Food.  We went to 'On the Border'.  
 Got to watch my little Monkeys swing around on bars.
 Went to a new park over at Riverview park and where the new 'Chicago Cubs' spring training facility is.
 SPIDERMAN showed me his skills.
 Here's a little 'zip line' for the kids.
And, good ol' Mr. Beals willing to pick me up at midnight from the airport.