IN THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER

August 1, 2016
IN THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER

By MARGARET MENDEL It’s smack-dab in the middle of summer. New York City is miserably hot and sticky. And lately I’ve been writing so much my brain has gone numb. Even though my latest projects have been exciting and fun, enough is enough. Right now I’m waiting for the publisher to return the final revision of...

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ONE PILLAR PAGODA

July 11, 2016
ONE PILLAR PAGODA

THIS BLOG POST APPEARED IN MARCH 2016. HOWEVER SOMETHING WENT TERRIBLY WRONG WITH THIS WEBSITE, IT CRASHED AND THREE OR FOUR POSTS WERE DELETED. I’M REPOSTING THIS ONE AGAIN. THE OTHERS THAT WERE DELETED WILL SOON ALSO BE REPOSTED. BY MARGARET MENDEL These days I am up to my eyeballs in the publisher’s editorial...

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THE WHITEHORSE TAVERN AND A CLASSIC DIVE BAR IN NYC

July 4, 2016
THE WHITEHORSE TAVERN AND A CLASSIC DIVE BAR IN NYC

By Margaret Mendel Just for the fun of it, a friend, Susan, and I decided to head over to the Whitehorse Tavern to see if we could pick up on the haunted vibes that were supposed to be hanging around this place. Neither one of us are seasoned ghost hunters. The tavern  just seemed an...

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CENTRAL PARK NYC

June 26, 2016
CENTRAL PARK NYC

It was another lovely day in NYC and we decided to walk in Central Park again. Going to this park is like the old saying: you can’t step in the same river twice. There is always something to notice, some times noticed again, seeing it from a different angle or viewed with an unusual...

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SOAP BOX DERBY IN CENTRAL PARK

June 22, 2016
SOAP BOX DERBY IN CENTRAL PARK

It was Sunday, Father’s Day and the day before the summer solstice. It was a flawless brilliant sunny day in New York City. The air was alive with energy and we were headed to Central Park to watch the NYC Soap Box Derby. Our daughter, Liza, has an after school program, Green Apple Kids, and...

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WOODSTOCK AND THE OLD SHED

June 6, 2016
WOODSTOCK AND THE OLD SHED

It was Memorial Day weekend. According to the forecast the weather would be unpredictable. We didn’t care. We were headed upstate to spend the long holiday weekend with friends in an old farm house sitting in the middle of a densely wooded area near the Delaware Gap. Not much was planned. Fun and relaxation was...

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MAC AND CHEESE SMACKDOWN

April 12, 2016
MAC AND CHEESE SMACKDOWN

It was a beautiful Sunday, a bit cool, though the sky was a lovely clear, bright blue. It was a perfect day to head down to Greenwich Village and attend a Mac and Cheese Snackdown. When we arrived there was already a line waiting to get in. And it didn’t take long before a block long...

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