Category Archives: Suburban Life
Good advice from outside 23 Skiddoo. Take it several times a day. 23 Skiddoo in Bloomfield has fantastic hot drinks, a comfortable room with lots of seating, and a laidback and open atmosphere.
It would have been fun enough to simply happen upon a larger-than-life-sized Elf being hoisted up to the roof of a downtown building. But when a life-sized Elf gets out of an SUV and is just as excited as you … Continue reading
There are several memorial benches around Brookdale Park. Some have pithy sayings, and some are more simple. This bench, overlooking the meadow, has been lovingly trimmed in greenery for the season. It is lovely, and it made me smile. It … Continue reading
I am a child of routine. I like knowing where I’m supposed to be and for how long I’m supposed to be there. It’s part of what makes teaching so appealing. Some people are horrified by timed bells; I am … Continue reading
The New Jersey State Parks are open (again) for business! My 8-year old and I wanted to take a hike this week, so I looked up various parks within an hour’s drive, and we settled on Hacklebarney State Park in … Continue reading
Sunday morning started early with a dog that wanted to get outside and a daughter who decided reading in bed was better than sleeping late. I decided to walk to the bagel store instead of drive, and happily my 8-year … Continue reading
The post-thunderstorm morning today was irresistible, so I took the dog and headed to Brookdale Park. If you heard someone singing a poorly tuned version of “My Favorite Things” in the Essex County Community Rose Garden, that was me. There … Continue reading
Several years of walking in Brookdale Park, and I’ve never noticed this. Having a dog means meandering instead of power walking, and that means breathing deeply and seeing more. I highly recommend it.