New York-Burleigh Spring 2017

They Say the Neon Lights Are Bright

Between the late night before and the day’s cold weather, my mother, sister and I got a slow start on Saturday morning.  My sister and I had already decided to forego the tour of the Statue of Liberty that had been scheduled in favor of a few extra hours of sleep and of keeping our mother company. When we finally […]

Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on Ma Head

I didn’t mention previously that, in preparation for this trip–during which I expected to present publicly, I’d gone to the trouble having my hair done just before I left Iowa.  I also didn’t mention that the TSA had pulled my bottle of styling mousse out of my carry-on bag because the bottle was too big to make it through inspection. […]

Headin’ to New York

I reached the Cedar Rapids airport on Thursday morning.  Most memorable about the drive was seeing two different semis stuck in the highway median and a third badly damaged from where it had gone into a ditch on the side of the highway.  They served as a reminder of the severity of the storm that had whipped it way through […]

New York, New York…

Now, this is the kind of trip I like, a combination of business and pleasure. First, business.  I’m scheduled to present during the Harry T. Burleigh’s Annual Service of Negro Spirituals at St. George’s Church on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m.  The address is 4 Rutherford Place, New York City.  The program is free and open to the public.  […]