Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Museum Day

Was at the Museum of the City of New York the other day. They have some great exhibits right now (Cecil Beaton, Kevin Roche, and the 200th anniversary of the NYC "grid" ). In between exhibit rooms (it's a beautiful example of a Federal styled home) they have lots of little things they rotate. Saw this and thought you'd appreciate it.

A related thought: There has been a great controversy about riding in carriages pulled by horses in NYC nowadays. Four horses have collapsed and died on the street this past year.
Three of those horses died. New York is not a bucolic place where horses should be pulling carts, or anything.

This was a book in the museum's store.

The museum is a cool place, situated directly across from the beautiful Conservatory Gardens in Central Park, a place that will make you forget you are in a large metropolitan area with too much grime. I'm on a tear about the grime lately.