Tag Archives: Ancient Rome

The “Doin’ the Ruins” Bit

“Doin’ the ruins.” That’s what Dad called the trips he and Mum took around the Mediterranean.  And twice I got to along to see firsthand (among many other amazing things) just how far the vast arm of Ancient Rome used to reach – including to a once posh neighborhood on the island of Cyprus.  It […]

THE REVISIT BIT (OF TRAVEL, “TREK” AND PUCK)

Well, shoot.  After only a month, my post on the geese that took over Mum’s yard is already out of date – the birds moved on!  (Everyone’s a critic…)  It got me wondering what other of my posts could use refreshing.  And since it’s the time of year for reflection, here are a few new […]

VOLCANO AT MY SHOULDER: THE DEATH AND TAXIS BIT

I’ve carried a fascination for the doomed city of Pompeii for a long time – ever since I got to wander its ruins almost 30 years ago (as a mere babe, of course…).  So I jumped at the chance to check out the recent attraction “Pompeii:  The Exhibition” at the California Science Center.  It showcased […]

THE ZEN AT THE ATM BIT

There are some life lessons in which I always seem to need a refresher course.  Yup – “Amy 2.0” often requires upgrading.  And while some improvements have been conveniently downloaded at home, other bugs have required fixes on the road.  Like the time an ATM machine mercilessly ate my one resource for funds right at the beginning of a […]