I'm back from the Big Apple. It was a great trip and as always, that city never disappoints. I love a lot of things about it, but mostly I love popping up from the subway and being in a completely different neighborhood than you were in 10 minutes ago. I like trying to catch the feel of the neighborhood. Sitting in a spot for a while and watching and listening. I love the diversity. This bird really caught my attention in the Lower East Village. (picture courtesy of Stephen Baldwins iphone). We will be spending quite a bit of time in that neighborhood in August, as that is where our theater for the Fringe Festival is located. It will be fun to be a pretend New Yorker for a couple of weeks. It's all a bit overwhelming, I try not to think about it to much or I loose a little sleep. I should tell you that I did not loose any last night though. I slept until 11 am today. That hasn't happened in a very long time. The kids are still at my moms. It's very quiet around here. I guess I was really tired from the trip and nobody was around to wake me up, so I slept. Wow it felt good. I miss my little chickies though. They are having a great time with G and G. and their cousins. They will be back soon enough, so I'll sleep while I can and take advantage of the quiet. I hope you get a moment of quiet this week too. We all could use a little more of it.