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Near Penn Station, NYC, Subway Shooting, 35th Street and Eighth Avenue.

My son just traveled there last Thursday.

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Today is the Anniversary of the Day of My Birth. New York City Here I Come. Inspiration. Transformation. Celebration. DONE!

Yes, Today is My Birthday. I always do something special. I also celebrate movement today. Usually take a dance class but I am going to change things up this year. I have reserved a bike at Soul Cycle, Upper Wast Side. New York City.  It is only a few blocks where I would jump in a dance class at Steps 74th and Broadway.  When I was employed on Cruise Ships as a professional dancer, New York to Bermuda. I would disembark, for six hours.  Then, walk to subway from the berth @ 50th and West side Highway, ride the subway up to 72nd walk up to 74th and take class up at Steps. But since I am an avid spinner now. I am going up to soul West 77.  I my instructor is Sue Molnar, check out her Bio. The question is can she induce my endorphins to a point of no return?  It is 9:50 am now and going to do a Starbucks run.  But this story had to be told. Then start packing, drive up to Hamilton, NJ, park and take NJ Transit to Penn Station. Then, to NYC (Aunt Sue, I am going to visit after I get the air conditioner fixed in my car on Wednesday as she is in a nursing home) FYI, I have been going up to NYC since the 60’s to study dance.  My Aunt Sue took me to my first dance class, then the sky was the limit.  I became a professional dancer years later. But,  I cannot wait to ride in NYC.  I believe I am on bike #68, second row in the middle. I have always cross trained to make me a better dancer/athlete. That is why I have always been cutting edge.

Congrats! Your SOUL is confirmed.

Get ready to FIND YOUR SOUL on Tue Jul 16 6:30 PM on bike 38 with Sue!

Should you have any questions feel free to call the studio at 212.787.1300 or soulwest77@soul-cycle.com.

Inspiration. Transformation. Celebration. DONE.

See you on your bike!


MY BFF Lynn from the Cruise ships called. I now have my family back as Marjorie, Denise and my uncle Emil are back in my life plus all their children  You talk about the Soprano’s, we have them beat. My son Jordan took off from work and has decided to escort his Mother and take lots of photos today.

Also the MLB 2013 All Star Game is at City Field. Go National League, Get the Home field advantage for the World Series. ( I am an Avid Philles Fan and so is my cousin Marjorie)

Birthday Horoscope for July 16th

Most Popular People Born On July 16

Born on July 16th, tracking the entire World

 July 16th, Wiki page

God is an Awesome God. God is Great!

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Calvin FinleyFine Art Photographer.

I did several shoots with this innovative cutting edge photographer. We were united when I was in grad school for Dance at Temple University in the 1990’s. There was a posting for a photo shoot for dancers with strong bodies called a go-see.  I had my 4-year-old son Jordan in tow as it was snowing that day. I believe it was Sunday and got to Temple University late.  Calvin’s assistant Sally said, “So sorry, we do not have any more film left.” I replied, “Oh OK I understand.”  I proceeded to get changed in the bathroom on the 2nd floor of Pearson Hall.  Sally came in, observed my somewhat naked physique and said, ” I am going to get more film, I will take Jordan with me please stay.” Oh OK. Calvin and I did two rolls of 35 millimeter film (no digital) and got two black and white prints from that shoot. That was very unusual. But Calvin and I clicked as I was a linear choreographer/dancer.  We were both into the angles of images and Calvin’s lighting technique was very unique. My fine art photography career as a model had begun.  What a wonderful journey it was.

I believe as a person you must constantly reinvent yourself. When opportunity knocks, never be afraid to open the door.

My photos made the Cooperate Gallery of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The last shoot we did live at the International Photographers Exhibition at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. I trained for six months for that gig as I was a model. I literally was jumping out of my skin, very nervous.  But I have been to larger stages as a professional dancer. Calvin explained how he lights me as I posed. It was the last professional gig as I was in my 40’s.  Calvin is not only a photographer but an amazing person.

Calvin came to my home yesterday and brought prints that I received for doing the shoots in the 1990’s.  Calvin surprised me and gave me many more prints than I was owed. One below, well, I became very emotional and cried, and praised God as I have never seen it before. Calvin asked me if I could dive. Of course as I was a Philly little girl and went to the local rec center to swim.  There wasn’t anyone in my neighborhood that could have a pool. We had cement 2 ft by 4 ft concrete yards.  Also, I became  a Physical Education teacher at Temple University and taught in the Philly school system for a couple of years.  It was a four-hour shoot in a 50 degree outdoor pool. Calvin was in an Oxygen tank  with camera below at the surface of the pool.  I dove into the pool, hit bottom, arched up with a chiffon scarf.  Calvin capture only one photo worth printing.  It is below.

I was so elated I went to my gym and brought the print. I went up to Chris, manager and also displayed it many other members. They were very impressed. Yes, I was that happy.

I now have to get them framed and lights above the photos.

God sent Calvin yesterday. God sees and hears everything.

Thank you Calvin.  Praise the Lord.

PS. Calvin, I forgot to ask you what you named this Photo below?

PhotoPlus Expo will be held Oct. 23-26, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City.



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Devastation in Belle Harbor, New York after Hurricane Sandy.

Long Island Power Authority Sued Over Hurricane Sandy

2 Weeks Post-Sandy, Tens of Thousands Without Power on Long Island

Hurricane Sandy’s Death Toll in New York Climbs to 43

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Crane Collapse 1 57th Street NYC from Hurricane Sandy, 75 stories, crane dangling in the air at building between 6th and 7th Avenue.

New York Fire Dept. Confirms Crane Collapse At 157 W. 57th St.

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