Sometimes you just have to write…

Carpe diem … with a disclaimer

Seize the day. Live in the moment. Live each day as if it’s your last. This is the kind of advice you see all over the internet, and especially among … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 2 Comments


Have you ever noticed that the fancier the restaurant, the less food there is on your plate? My husband and I went on one of our very rare visits to … Continue reading

June 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

O is for…

I couldn’t think of a good O word for the A to Z blog challenge today, so I posted the following message on my Facebook wall: “I need an O … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

N is for nostalgia

Lots of fairly random memories are popping up in my brain while I stay here in Washington state. I’ve never spent any time here before, yet it’s enough like other … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 5 Comments

K is for Knish

  We’ve left New York now, the students and I. We’re in Bellingham, Washington, for the remainder of the trip. But while we were in New York, we had breakfast … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Eating horsemeat

It’s like eating a family member, a form of cannibalism.

February 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Chocolate, chocolate, everywhere!

The jewelry is priced in the thousands. The chocolate? It wasn’t marked.

February 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

Pop-Tarts come from the devil

memory foods: foods that give me a warm, childish, comforted feeling

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Channeling my Mother on New Year’s Day

The whole thing started with my parents, though I’m sure it was my mother’s idea. In any case, it was her project, and she was project director.

January 3, 2013 · 4 Comments

Random Notes

 For those of you who might be wondering how we’re doing, I’ll describe a few things that we’ve done or that have happened to us. Accommodations: We pre-booked all of … Continue reading

August 15, 2010 · 1 Comment