Entries by Alison

It’s In The Bag

First of all, I wanted to thank my friend, Gayle Martz who I worked with doing the voice of Paris the Parrot, in an episode of her animated series, Travel Tails. Gayle is the writer of the book, It’s In The Bag which talks about her extraordinary life and the many efforts involved in getting […]

SOS to Dea:

I have a neighbor who lives in a building next door whom Dea, my poodle and I saw multiple times a day as we both walked our dogs in the nearby Riverside Park. Her dog, a German Shephard mix was a sweet and docile dog who was also a therapy dog to children who have […]

A New Redo

Last summer during one of the ebbs of the corona virus I took Dea away for a four-night trip to Connecticut, for the first time out of New York City. It was ideal weather and I couldn’t wait to get a short break from the city. On the second day there I had a freak […]

A swing in the air.

I’ve had such a craving for something for a while. No, it’s not a moist rich piece of chocolate cake or perfectly al dente and succulent spaghetti carbonara. And while it is good news that we are able to remove our masks outside, if fully vaccinated, it wasn’t that longing either. A few month’s ago, […]

My Valentine Gift

This past Valentine’s day was unsurpassed. I was allowed to try and book a covid-19 vaccine appointment on-line on the city and the state-run sites. It would be the best Valentine’s gift ever (and for me that is special because my middle name is Valentine- yes, it’s true). I even began to imagine being able […]

Is dating during the pandemic an oxymoron?

I sometimes wonder what the point is of dating during the pandemic. Sure, there are many reasons to try because in lockdown or even now, in NYC so many of us feel isolated at times and eager to connect with others. However, if I am being honest with myself, this “new normal” during the pandemic […]

My new oasis during the dark days of the pandemic

Click here to view this post and you will see an audio player with which you can hear Alison read this post. Dea, my poodle dogster, and I are so fortunate. We live next to the new Riverside Park South addition to the already exiting Riverside Park South on NYC’s Upper West Side. It had […]

Our four-night vacation

I am a planner and I planned this four night three and a half day break from the city (Manhattan) with my dog Dea. We were going not far but far enough that it felt like a real break in the action- to a dog friendly hotel in CT.  As usual, I packed way too […]

My new daily ritual

From an article by Alison on ThriveGlobal.com How I now try and see the world through different eyes-my dog Dea’s I, like so many people am an exercise enthusiast. I used to go to the gym every day. No matter what. It was my all-purpose place to go to, knowing that at the end I […]