Schermerhorn Row

Schermerhorn Row/Mchele Bedigian

More than 200 years ago, merchant Peter Schermerhorn commissioned a series of 14 brick warehouses to be built along Fulton Street near the East River to serve Manhattan’s growing South Street Seaport, an area so busy that it has been described as New York City’s “first world trade center.” Within a few decades, the needs of the area changed […]

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The Holy Land

The Western Wall/Michele Bedigian

It’s hard to believe just 5 days ago Chris and I were each standing in prayer at one of the holiest of sites, the Western Wall in Jerusalem, otherwise known as the “Wailing Wall”. At times tens of thousands of people gather here from all over the world to pray. Although separated by a partition […]

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The Pelican’s Tale

Gulf spill/Michele Bedigian

The image of the pelicans this past week covered from head to toe in oil left such an indelibly painful impression on my heart. It’s so sad to see the how much devastation is happening to the ecosystem in the gulf. In response I thought I’d share one of my favorite poems, (which ironically seemed […]

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a cup of kindness yet

cup run over/Michele Bedigian

In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually the first visible cresent) after the Vernal Equinox (the first day of spring). For most countries the official day of celebration is marked just 2 days away from today, on January 1st. It’s a symbol of renewal and […]

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