I read recently that St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican was built between 1506 and 1626. It took 120 years to build this magnificent structure. There were many famous artists and sculptures that lent their talents to this project. Chief among them were Michelangelo Buonarroti and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. However, there were literally thousands of other unknown artisans who contributed, each in their own way, to this world‐renowned place of worship. (more…)
It’s the changing of the seasons in Long Island Wine Country. (Credit: Randee Daddona)
“To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted.” Ecclesiastes 3.
This oft-quoted verse from the Old Testament always seems especially relevant this time of year. In its simplest interpretation, it speaks of the cycle of life that we experience here in the northeast. Each spring, farms and vineyards are “born” and, slowly, in the late fall and early winter, they “die” — only to be “reborn” again the following spring. (more…)