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An Audio Scrapbook

I used to be better at taking a break at what I was doing, enjoying my surroundings and sometimes capturing it on audio to give me an audio recall of that moment in time. Here are a few examples that I recently came across.

The Birds in the Park, Melbourne Australia, Feb 2009.

A gorgeous small park right next to my apartment had a lot of noises going on from birds much different than you find back in Oklahoma.

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Finally meeting the Co-workers

The new job is asking me to make quarterly trips to Washington DC, and New York City. I have no objection as I love coming back to NYC and seeing friends, even more so with the vibe to be working here again. I finally got the meet the people I work with and talk to on phone and online meetings almost daily. I think this job is going to go well.

Back in the New York Groove

My friends got married this weekend and I came back to New York to celebrate with them. During my stay I was given the generosity of a place to stay in Battery Park City, just next door to where I lived for so many years. I was also given the opportunity to see an old friend, to talk about the past and in a way find an absolution for us both. Life is too short to pretend you don’t care about those that you care about.

My Morning Walk to Work

I commute everyday from lower Manhattan in Battery Park City to Park Avenue near 57th street. My morning starts from a walk to Wall Street to catch the 4 express subway. I thought it would be interesting to capture some of the sights I see on my way to work.

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Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

I have become used to my new morning routines that have come with the new job. I walk to Wall Street every morning, grab a coffee, jump on a crowded subway that zips me under Manhattan past Fulton, past Union Square, past Grand Central, exiting finally at 59th street.

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Thankful

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.
– buddha

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New York City

My first trip to New York City, we are staying at the W Hotel in Times Square. What an awesome place. You can visit the 9/11 site, it’s still heavily under construction and there is still so much sadness. Still, it’s a strong city and and it’s still breathing with energy. Looking forward to seeing what all there is to see here.