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The top ten symptoms of “Erma-titis”

“Erma-titis.” I’ve got it. Bad. It’s a total self-diagnosis. A few hundred people get it around this time of April, about every two years. “I really can’t tell that you are excited…” – My husband From the moment I started … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Lent in Italy at the Aversa Cathedral

“Art used to be made in the name of faith. We made cathedrals, we made stained-glass windows, we made murals.” – Julia Cameron It was Lent when we visited Italy. Perusing through my travel journal on the anniversary of our trip, … Continue reading

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Return to Disney – A Midlife travel journal entry

“We’re going to Disney!” Yeah – I said that. Via text. It was an extended weekend, whirlwind-trip, that started with my youngest daughter. She researched for some military discounts we qualified for, and I started making calls and reservations. Hotel … Continue reading

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Marriage, like travel, is a journey

Marriage, like travel, is a journey. Charting your destination, off you go. “In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.” –  Charles Schulz On this day, almost three and half decades ago, the two of us … Continue reading

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Steps, stones and serenity in Positano

“Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” – John Steinbeck, 1953 If you have ever had the opportunity to visit Positano, the words … Continue reading

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The spiritual experience of discovering Italy

When I sat down to write this post, I was outside typing away on my laptop. Something about the blue sky and gentle breeze reminded me of our trip to Italy. We’ve been back for a few months now, yet … Continue reading

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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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