Category Archives: Travel

Eating our way through Italy – a feast for body and soul

One of the highlights of our trip was eating our way through Italy. Mama mia, the food was fantastic! Of our two-and-a-half weeks in the Napoli area, we only had one dinner that was just so-so. The rest of the … Continue reading

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Flying – Six Air Travel Tips to Help you Survive your Trip

Flying these days is not as fun as it used to be. Growing up in the 1960s, there are certain advertising jingles burned into my memory. United Airlines’ “Fly the Friendly Skies” is one of them. Ironic how that jingle … Continue reading

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It rained on our last day in Italy

It rained on our last day in Italy. How apropos. As a writer, I am always looking out for metaphors and foreshadowing. So when the skies started to darken in the early afternoon, it seemed about right. My mood was … Continue reading

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Cheers then, Downton Abbey

Cheers then, Downton Abbey I remember when I didn’t much like Sundays, well Sunday evenings anyway. As a kid, it meant slamming into completion the school work that was put off to the very last minute. As an adult – … Continue reading

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Patriotic path to Veterans Day

“The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments, and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.” Henry Waxman One of the perks of having an “almost-empty-nest” is the ability to travel more … Continue reading

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Life is a full circle

“There are patterns which emerge in one’s life, circling and returning anew, an endless variation of a theme.” – Jacqueline Carey Isn’t it funny how life is a full circle? I remember it so clearly, though it was almost 32 … Continue reading

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Memory Lane Meets Abbey Road

When the Beatles made their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, I was a toddler. It would be a few years before I truly understood who and what the Beatles were, and how they impacted our lives musically. And, who … Continue reading

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