Monday, September 12, 2016

Tied Up in the Red Tape

The Original Red Tape, Fort Delaware, Pea Patch Island, Delaware

Red Tape
In the United States and Great Britain red tape 
refers to unnecessary rules and regulations 
that hinder things from actually getting done. 

The origin of red tape dates back to the 17th century 
when government documents actually had to be tied in red tape 
or they were returned. 

You even needed to tie a request for more government red tape in red tape. 
Things haven't changed much. 




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Friday, September 2, 2016

A Hint of Fall


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Monday, August 29, 2016

Walking the Grounds of Alvethorpe Manor.

Alvethorpe Manor (built 1938)
Jenkintown, PA
Alvethorpe Manor 
was once home to Lessing Rosenwald.  
the son of the president and chairman 
of Sears, Roebuck & Co. 


Windows of Alvethorpe Manor

Lessing moved to Jenkintown, PA 
to open a catalog supply center in Philadelphia 
for the company.  

Scultpture Park at Abington Art Center

Rosenwald donated his home to the local township as a cultural center. 
Today it houses The Abington Art Center. 

The Whole World Acts a Part by Brian McCutcheon

The grounds, open to the public at no charge,
 display a changing collection of sculptures. 

Featuring me in Fairy Tales in Reflection: Mirror Mirror by Jeanne Jaffe

You could spend an hour here wandering the trails  
among the sculptures.

Sea Spider by Karen Kieser

But I am guessing the best time to come is in fall...

Wait Upon by Jay Walker
  
...when all the leaves are changing. 

The Old Abington Meetinghouse on the grounds. 

I bet it is gorgeous then. 

A Hint of Fall

Abington Art Center 
515 Meetinghouse Road 
Jenkintown, PA 19046



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Monday, August 22, 2016

Sunset at Ocean Beach

My daughter and I went to Ocean Beach in San Diego 
because Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives 
did a feature on OB Noodle House. 

The Best Chicken Wings I Ever Had

OB Noodle House definitely fits into the Dives category. 
If we had not come specifically 
to try their food, 
we would have never gone inside. 

Best Asian Food Ever

But it was so worth it. 
The food was amazing. 
The tastes beyond description. 

Ocean Beach, CA

We ventured a few blocks to the beach, 
just to have a look. 
Ocean Beach is another place that fits into the Dive category. 
Only this time, 
we probably shouldn't have gone. 

Contemplating the Surf

Too many drug deals happening before our eyes. 
A lot of people gathering as the sun set. 
People not exactly altogether there. 
We had bad vibes. 

Ocean Beach Pier

But the sky, beach, ocean and pier 
gave me a few quick snaps 
before we made it safely out of there. 

My complete gallery that shows the pretty side of 



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