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Why is the Beach Covered with Dead Birds?

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When will our long night of global corporate greed and killing finally fade away into the light? Read More »

Billy Collins, Former Poet Laureate at the NY Botanical Gardens: ‘The Holiday Train Show’

Billy Collins reading "Winter," in Ross Hall at the NYBG during The Holiday Train Show. Photo by Carole Di Tosti

Children's screams of delight and laughter and adults "ahhhs" accompanied the beauty and splendor of the magnificent miniature recreations designed and staged amongst flowering plants and foliage. Read More »

Top Ten Most Annoying Christmas Songs

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If you are listening to one of those all Christmas music radio stations, you are bound to come across some of these clunkers. Read More »

Five Things to Consider Before Buying an Apple Device for the Holidays

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Are you thinking about picking up a new Apple device for the holidays? If so, these considerations can help you save major bucks. Read More »

Thanksgiving – Being Thankful Today and Everyday

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If you are gathering with one or one hundred people today, you definitely have something for which to be grateful. Read More »

New York Botanical Gardens: ‘Holiday Train Show’

New York City bridge with a trolley beginning to cross on the left. The NYBG 'Holiday Train Show.' Photo by Carole Di Tosti

Everyone loves the trains. There are over 20 large-scale model railway trains and trolleys-American steam engines and streetcars from the late 1800s to modern freight and high-speed passenger trains. Read More »

Veteran’s Day – Make Time to Get to Know a Veteran

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“Thank you” may not seem like enough, but it’s the least any civilian can do for the men and women who have made it possible for us to live life as we do here in this country. Read More »

Halloween – Hooligans, Hijinks, and Happiness

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I look forward to Halloween because I feel like a kid again and have an excuse to dress up, eat candy, and watch old scary movies. Read More »

’Tis the Season: How to Incorporate Nature into Holiday Decorations

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By using plants, you can create the cheer without calling to mind a loaded holiday tradition. Read More »

Labor Day – Honoring All Kinds of Work

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We never know the story of that person we see performing his or her job, but we should appreciate it nonetheless as a contribution to society. Read More »