October 29, 2020


 I voted early!!!





October 23, 2020

Announcing With Pride & Joy ... DR. ANNACLAIRE BRODNICK

This has been a banner autumn for Annaclaire. Engagement to Veneel, and now ... receiving her Doctorate from St. George's University School of Medicine.

Because of COVID, the Class of 2020 had to forego graduation at Lincoln Center. So it was a virtual ceremony on youTube, complete with all the pomp and circumstance. We now celebrate, in real time, the newly monikered 

Dr. Annaclaire Brodnick

for all of her hard work and dedication. Our girl DID IT!!! Godspeed and good wishes to our esteemed healer.

Is there a doctor in the house??? YES, THERE IS!!!!

October 17, 2020

Annaclaire is Engaged!!!!!!!!!

         My darling daughter is engaged!!!! Veneel Bhutpathiraju proposed and she said ... YES!! 

     It's been a banner few months for Annaclaire. Even though we're in pandemic, she's had a slew of happy things. Passed her medical exam and is now engaged. Whew boy!!! Life is good. We are so grateful.

September 22, 2020


Lily pads at 

Bronx Botanical Garden 

look exactly like floating 

Crème Brûlée ramekins. 

(Don't you think?)

September 8, 2020

Summer Wanes Amidst The Pandemic

Mary & Bonni Giving a Socially-Distanced Hug Goodbye

                    Mary + Bonni Giving a Socially-Distanced Hug Goodbye                                  Photo: Palmer Davis

As summer wanes, The Pandemic continues across the nation and around the world. It's been seven month so far, and the vaccine ever more dire. Some friends from France were planning a trip to the States this fall. Back in March, they thought they'd push the trip from September to October, thinking the virus would surely be over by now.

NOT. Models project that nearly 300,000 Americans could die from Coronavirus by December 2020. (Source: CNN) And here I was a complete wreck, distraught by sleepless nights, and in deep depression about the 100,000 death-mark noted in the NYTimes article on May 27.

The virus is always here, lurking in the background, a pestilence in the shadows. Covid19 is front-of-mind every day and everywhere.

Looking for a momentary escape, good friends and I planned an outdoor picnic at Lyndhurst Mansion, a gorgeous Gothic structure on 67-acres of well-landscaped scenery that overlooks the Hudson River. 

We arrived wearing masks, but soon took them off to sip Rosé and have a wonderful lunch ... being aware constantly of keeping distanced.
                                                                                        Photo: Palmer Davis

One of the most memorable things about the day was seeing an American Bald Eagle  whizz past right above us. So majestic!

Was seeing the eagle an omen? Was it good luck and a positive harbinger that the Pandemic will soon end as well as the current presidency? We can only pray.

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