“Magic Power”

“Where words fail, music speaks.” ~ Hans Christian Andersen Something you may not know about me is that I love music. I like a wide variety of genres but Classic Rock, some heavy metal and ‘80’s hair band music are my favorites. There’s just something about the toe tapping beat that just gets me energized plus… Continue reading “Magic Power”

Garnet Mining

Garnet, the January birthstone and official gem of New York State. During a recent trip to Herkimer, NY, I traveled about 2 hours north to one of the world’s largest garnet mines. Barton Garnet Mine on Gore Mountain in the heart of the Adirondack mountains. On this venture I was in awe once again of… Continue reading Garnet Mining

My Trip to Herkimer, NY

Written July 31, 2017 “A muddied diamond is better than an unsullied pebble.” ~Matshona Dhliwayo We’ve all heard the idiom about “a diamond in the rough”, right? How about a diamond in the mud. Actually the ones I was after are more of a crystal but they look like diamonds. More on my dirty story… Continue reading My Trip to Herkimer, NY