Monthly Archives: June 2021

TWA at JFK: A Glimpse at Travel in the 1960s

by Dr. Denise R. Ames My visit with my daughter’s family, including my three grandchildren, was coming to an end! But one more adventure before taking-off on a Jet Blue flight from JFK in New York City to Albuquerque, a … Continue reading

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Salt, a Part of Us, a Part of Nature: A Visit to the Salt Flats in New Mexico

by Dr. Denise R. Ames We don’t think much about salt but it is a vital mineral essential for humans and other life forms. As I was driving to and from my visit to the Salinas (salt) Spanish Pueblos and … Continue reading

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An Island of Tranquility Amidst the Fray: A Stroll Through the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

by Dr. Denise R. Ames My trip to Brooklyn, New York to visit my daughter and her family was ending soon. I would be taking off on a Jet Blue flight from JFK Airport to Albuquerque that evening. But one … Continue reading

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A Day at Hidden Hill: A Retreat from the Frenetic and into the Ordinary

by Dr. Denise R. Ames Hidden Hill is the name of my daughter and her family’s second home in upstate New York. Before I say home, I should clarify: their remodeling of an early 19th century cottage is not complete. … Continue reading

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Cosmic Nature at the New York City Botanical Gardens: Stepping out of the Mundane

by Dr. Denise R. Ames Spring in New York City is a magical time. Trees outfit themselves in their spring green garb, accentuated by blossoming flowers just for added splendor. Flowering shrubs, such as azaleas and rhododendrons, display their delicate … Continue reading

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