Sunday, April 15, 2012

New York jaunt

Up, up, and away ....

from the western desert to the eastern megalopolis. New York.

It was a quick trip. No time for sightseeing, except for the city streaming around me as I kept my schedule.

I was there for this ... an energy policy conference ... hosted by the New York Times. Here's T. Boone Pickens, speaking in a panel moderated by Tom Friedman.

And also this ... several days of dissertation research at the Rockefeller Archive Center ... which is in an opulent Rockefeller family mansion in Westchester County. I wish I could show you some of the documents, which were the real gems of the place. But here's a peek at the house itself, with a crystal chandelier and painted wallpaper in the dining room.

I came home with several hundred document photos. And dozens of pages of single-spaced notes from the archives. And pages of hand-written notes and ideas sparked by the conference.

Also, sock knitting from all the travel time.

Also, a cold. For all its charms, New York is also a clammy, crowded, sunless germ-incubator.

So I was greatly relieved to be winging my way back to Arizona.

Which laid out its beauty -- a glorious sunset and dramatic topography -- to welcome me home.

1 comment:

pattie in Geneseo said...

as usual, lovely pictures and commentary