Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Yin and Yang of Halloween

When I was a child, Halloween at the Morgan household was all about balance: the yin and the yang, the tricks and the treats, the veggies and the candy. My Mom, Bonnie, would make a big pot of homemade vegetable soup, with peas, carrots, peppers, celery, corn, string beans and lima beans, tender and succulent […]

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C’est à Montréal! (aka: Montréal through my lens)

A foreign country, another language, a unique culture, less than two hours from New York City, Montreal is a must-see city: charming, romantic, beautiful and diverse, and made for a photographer. My camera fell in love with Montreal. It’s Canada’s second-largest city, with 4 million people in the metro area, but very accessible. Originally called […]

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J’aime Montréal!

I spent a long weekend wandering the cobblestone streets of Montreal, French conversation tickling my ears, as my senses came alive to the world anew. For the eyes: the works of the designers of both the Empire State Building and Central Park; for the tongue: my first tastes of crepes and Poutine, the best sweet and […]

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My Morning Coffee

At the start of each day, I open the mirrored medicine cabinet to grab my toothbrush. As I reach for the toothpaste, I silently read the lines of a poem I taped to the inside of the door more than two years ago called,  “Salutation to the Dawn.” Kalidasa, who wrote the poem in Sanskrit […]

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Serendipity

Hiking in the Palisades last week, camera in hand, I stalked a bumblebee, clicking the shutter at the precise moment it landed on a vibrant yellow flower against a vivid azure sky. At home later, I studied the image, pleased I had executed the shot well. Then I saw something else:  I had also captured […]

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