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October 6, 2006

Blending In

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This week was eaten by a mountain of workflow. Last night I dreamed that I was visiting tuberculosis patients on Mott Street, circa 1909.

We recently conducted our fall visit to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It was the cap to a super full day that involved copious drilling and filling of my teeth and a super intensive three hour crash course in turn of the century social work case files. There is a very unique feeling of calm that overtakes me when I visit Officer's Row. I can't really find the words to describe it. I often feel as though I am straddling two different worlds.

The image above is of the Navy Cat [in my head, I call him Admiral; we have seen him before and I can't get enough of this sturdy white feline] seemed to capture one half of the dichotomy: the oddity and intrusion of nature.


It is OHNY this weekend! Get out there and visit something you've always wondered about. We are considering the High Bridge or the unrenovated sections of Ellis Island.

Posted by callalillie at October 6, 2006 7:32 AM | City Life , Feline Musings , Little Things


I'm so glad "Admiral" is still around.
If I lived in New York, I would try to adopt him.
I wonder if he is fed by grounds keepers?

Posted by: Petrie at October 6, 2006 11:36 AM

Hmmm... is it just me? I can't find an Ellis Island listing anywhere. I'm finding this year's listings hard to trudge through -- I didn't find any guide in my copy of the Times last week!

Posted by: beth at October 6, 2006 2:25 PM

The High Bridge is pretty cool, but the Ellis Island would be pretty awesome..

Posted by: Bill at October 6, 2006 2:47 PM

I think the Ellis Island info was in the booklet that came with the Times but I don't know where it is on the website. They're all booked up, though. It was reservations only. We're bummed.

Posted by: corie at October 6, 2006 2:52 PM

Yeah -- I just found all of the tours, and they're pretty much all booked up. Why I didn't reserve earlier? I can't say. Poo.

Posted by: beth at October 6, 2006 3:00 PM

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