You first have to understand that I am from the East Coast and moved to the Midwest from California; East Coast is still my favorite though; Let's Go Mets!!!! I had an opportunity to do a lot of traveling over the last two years and one of my favorite spots was New York. I love Frank Sinatra's music but it's only been till recently that I understand what he meant by "These Little Town Blues". Now my take is a little different because I am from a larger city on the East Coast and these little town blues are killing me. It's like going to that fast food chain that begins with "W" and getting one of those nasty things they refer to as hamburgers; "No Flavor". I need more diversity and depth and the Midwest just isn't it unless your looking for that diversity in corn hybrids. Everybody has their own perspective and this is just mine.
For now the Midwest is part of my current circumstances until my kids get out of high school. Once that happens I can make some personal decisions that will provide a better opportunity for me to breath again. For now it's about traveling and as I mentioned, there's a business trip to India next month and one to Atlanta in a few weeks for a workshop. So, stop back by the Blog for future pictures of India, Atlanta and Chicago.
While in New York, I sat in Starbucks directly in front of the window, drank my latte and watched the New Yorkers' go about their business. They have an edge to them that's real life stuff and I sat there trying to delve into their minds to guess what they were processing as they moved with such purpose. I do believe that they tend to be a bit more honest about their feelings, relationship and attitudes then us Midwesterner's. It's amazing how much of who I am has been lost during the Midwest assimilation process; 11 years and counting. It's only when I talk to or visit friends and family back home that I realize that I am part of the "Borg" collective and have lost a lot of my individuality; more on that later. For now I hope you enjoy these pictures from The Big Apple!!!
Other Parts of the City