Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican culture which commemorates the unlikely victory of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin over French forces at the battle of Puebla May 5th, 1862. The celebration
Last of the Autumn Leaves in Tappan
Dated: November 30 2012
When a Marcel Proust character took a bite of a madeleine, the taste took him back to his childhood for the next three hundred pages. For me, it's the smell of burning leaves. Every once in a while, I'll get a whiff, but because of anti-pollution laws, that ever-present autumnal odor is long gone. I know that it's really a good thing- we don't need anything else fouling up the air unnecessarily, but still... The highway department does a great job sucking up the roadside leaf piles with their huge vacuum machine, but I doubt if today's kids will remember that as fondly as I remember a bit of smoke.
I am thrilled to join Wright Bros as a new member of the Nyack community. After spending most of my life working as a Head Electrician on Broadway, I discovered through buying and selling my own prop....