Howdy! Since I’m still not doing the travel thing just now, I’ve been contenting myself with watching videos of trips past – and I came across this grainy tableau (sorry – more graininess to follow…): Basically, that’s me and a guy. There’s Mum’s shoulder on the right. And Dad’s behind the camera, capturing what looks […]

Olympic sized greetings to you! Here in the midst of the Tokyo Olympic fortnight, thought I’d repost an early blogging effort (with some tweaks and new content) published on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics back in 2014! When I wrote about my worries for those Games that “everyone on this big international stage […]

So who’s heading out for a summer getaway?! Maybe some folks took off last year without missing a beat for their customary cottage, cabin or camping spot as protocol allowed. But others may only now be taking the pin out of their 2020 summertime plans. I’ve stayed pretty close to home so far – but […]

Well, well, well! Check out the milestone eight years in the making – my 100th post! I try to avoid doing the math anymore for stuff like my birthdays – but this is a number I’m happy to celebrate! Hard to believe it was so long ago that I decided to give the blogging thing […]

So I was sorting through pics of a trip to Greece for last month’s post and came across this little still life: It’s Dad’s glasses and book sitting on the edge of an Athens hotel bathtub. He would sweetly retreat there in the mornings to read while Mum and I slumbered a bit longer in […]

Okay so last month I blogged about foods that remind me of places I’ve traveled. And here (drumroll, please!) is the second installment of this limited series! Um. Part of its limited-ness comes from my actually not being any kind of food connoisseur. Just want to be upfront about that. I mean, I respect Michelin […]

So a big thanks to Mum for providing inspiration for this post! During our nightly phone chat, she mentioned she was enjoying a dessert of bread pudding – which happened to send my thoughts off on a grand journey across the seas to Ireland! Funny how our senses can tie us so strongly to a […]

  So a drawback of having more time on my hands is it’s been harder to put off household chores…  I’ve addressed this though by retreating to a galaxy far, far away and catching up with The Mandalorian – which turned out to be an incredibly moving trip! (SPOILERS ahead for The Mandalorian and Star […]

New Year’s greetings to all! Channeling a pretty moment and memory to start 2021 off right!  Granted, this will be a cautious and careful start for me. The COVID situation here in LA is currently very serious – and the road to normalcy still stretches on quite a ways. But even as dining options remain […]

Yes folks – it’s that time again where I humbly offer another year end wrap-up in the poetic stylings of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”! Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin! ‘Twas a year to remember, that’s quite the safe bet! But largely a year I should like to forget. This annum could have […]