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Eating Abroad: The Ends and Meals Bit (Part 2)

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 […]

Eating Abroad: The Ends and Meals Bit (Part 1)

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 […]

The “Year to Forget” Bit

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 […]

The Census Sensibility Bit

“Where were you in ‘62?” That’s what movie posters for the 1973 classic American Graffiti asked back in the day. Easy answer for me: wasn’t around yet, but love the film! Here we are in 2020 (because we have to be…) and, as our Constitution requires every ten years, we in the US are getting […]

The Boldly Staying Put Bit

Greetings, all!  Hope this finds you healthy and hanging in there! As these necessary distancing days wear on, I’ve settled into a routine of alternately exercising, apartment cleaning (kind of a new experience!), continuing to bond with the squirrel quaranteammates outside and, of course – binge watching stuff.   I’ve been sampling current fare (yes, […]

The Lessons from the Backyard Bit

My, my, my. Last month’s cheery post about a trip to Colorado seems like an age ago.  Now I’m dug in at home, envying the squirrels I see outside my window that can come and go as they please…   But that’s absolutely as it has to be right now!   And maybe there’s some inspiration to […]

Colorado: The ‘Any Given Night’ Bit

Greetings, all!  Back from a brief but inspiring trip to Colorado where views like the above were just some of what took my breath away! The quick outing combined two of my chief passions – travel and hockey!  This time a year ago, I’d met up in New York with friends Dee and Dedrie for […]

The ‘Twas (Yet More of) Another Year Bit

Holiday greetings!  And welcome to my annual year end wrap-up inspired by the classic poem “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” – here we go! As the year and the decade both come to a close, I’m opting for poetry over plain prose! Looking back, ’twas an eventful annum of fun – With traditions continued and […]

The November Rambling Bit

Lately, I’ve been gobbling up a collection of recorded Rick Steves travel shows like I’ll soon be gobbling Thanksgiving dinner!   Maybe it’s because even though this time of year I tend to dig in and stay close to home and loved ones, I still have this insatiable hunger for travel!   A keen observation […]

The Sporting Extremes Bit

“Sporting Extremes”?  Nope.  Not talking today about extreme sports like BASE Jumping or Extreme Pogo (which is a thing!).  As I joyfully settle in for another NHL hockey and college football season (the best time of year in my opinion), I’m thinking more of the extremes to which we fans go – or find ourselves […]