6 May 17 After sleeping in to 8:30, I ran out for morning pastry and then whipped up ham and eggs to accompany. The day was cold and damp, but the rain subsided right as we hit the street. We headed for the Ile de la Cite, starting at the Marche aux Flores which hosts … Continue reading The Yiddish Bakery and the Unicorn
3 May 2017
A little over a year ago, I was toying around with reward flights from SFO to CDG. There is a direct flight into Paris, but there are very few reward tickets available on this route, so you have to book early. 330 days early; the maximum allowed. Continue reading The Setup: Travelogue France Preflight
Our first vacation to Maui as a family of four was certainly an adventure! I’ve wrote a post with various snippets and pics. Continue reading Adventures In Potty Training
When I was 6 or maybe 7 years old my grandfather, my Poppy Roy, took me to Toys R Us to pick out a Chanukah gift. Quite an exciting moment for a young boy to walk through the massive aisles of the Green Acres store with his grandparents checkbook there to connect him with a … Continue reading Another Snake Mountain?
James Albert Katoff was born on July 2, 1950 in Hollis, Queens to Janice and Roy. After moving to Valley Stream in ’53, ‘Little Jimmy,’ grew up watching the Lone Ranger and reading Hardy Boys novels. A shy boy, he got good grades, made his parents proud and had a knack for making people laugh. He was in … Continue reading Jim Katoff – Eulogy
10 Aug Vamos a la playa! [We go to the beach] But first, breakfast. We headed over to the local gourmet market Don Serapio to gather supplies for a ‘picnic in the park’ breakfast. Alan got fancy iberico ham and cheese, and I just bought too much pastry. I’m freaking hooked on those custard filled … Continue reading Rosalita (Come out tonight)
Here is something I know for a fact: my father in law is tougher than yours. I remember feeling distinctly afraid when I first met him… Rightfully so, legends prevail of man so fearless that he once chased a bear up a tree. Over the years I’ve discovered a gentle soul more interested in observing animals … Continue reading Rolling on the River