I've decided to share images from around my State. New York City tends to occupy a big part of the world's imagination, but there are many corners.
Here's where we've been so far: Adirondack Mountains, Finger Lakes, Shawangunk Mountains, Geneva,Thousand Islands, Kaaterskill Falls, Montauk, somewhere in Western New York, Clinton Square - Syracuse, back in the Adirondacks, Eastman Theatre - Rochester, Vestal Museum - Vestal, Watertown, Corning Glass Museum - Corning, North Shore of Long Island, Bard College, Jordanville, Saratoga, Stanley Theater - Utica, the Pink House - Wellsville, the Ausable Chasm, Shelter Island, Oswego, somewhere in dairy country, Albany, Ocean Beach - Fire Island, Raquette Lake, Columbia County, Chautauqua Lake, Buffalo City Hall, Oneonta, Erie Canal, the Lighthouse in Saugerties, Cortland, Storm King Mountain, Kinderhook, Taughannock Falls, Baldwinsville, a farm on Long Island, Attica, Glimmerglass Opera, Boscobel Garden, Montour Falls, Southampton, Greenwich Village, Central Park, Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, Staten Island, Wall Street, Ithaca, Snowstorm! Fashion Week, a pub in Auburn, Woodstock, Sleepy Hollow, Valentines, Wave Hill, Singer Castle on Dark Island in the St. Lawrence River, beach volleyball in Times Square, tending grape vines upstate, Empire State Building, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Looking south to Manhattan on an old rail poster, Fulton - Lake Neahtawanta, Wiliam Barlow House in Albion, Linsanity, East Salamanca, Visiting the Erie Canal in Lockport, the Adirondacks as seen by the Hudson River School, a New York woman as seen by Gary Winogrand, Fairport Village Hall, crocuses in Brooklyn and Central Park, St. Patrick's Day in Schenectady, Tulips in Rockefeller Center, Spring in Central Park, Brooklyn Gardeners, Easter Parade, North Country, the Gates in Central Park.
I've been fortunate to know some really wonderful people here. If you scan my pages, you'll see who they are. They're all worth hearing.
Answers to Questions:
How did you choose your username? I named myself after a cookie, which took its name from a city in British Columbia.
What is the main reason you sing? Sorry, there's more than one! It's a creative outlet; it's a challenge; it's a way to share something with others and hopefully spread a bit of happiness around.
I was a choir singer before I ever tried karaoke, so this is a welcome, different way to think about music. I enjoy trying songs the way you might walk in someone else's shoes. Sometimes they fit in a way I wouldn't expect and sometimes they just don't. If I'm lucky, both I and my listeners learned something about the songs along the way, but it certainly doesn't always turn out that way!