Tag Archives: Friends

The Boldly Staying Put Bit

Mr. Squirrel:  “I’m good.  You good?  Good!  Gotta go!” 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 […]

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 […]

The Journeys with Shakespeare Bit

Good morrow to ye!   I’m still feeling slightly Elizabethan-y after a pleasant rendezvous last weekend with a couple friends – and with my all time favorite playwright! On a warm evening in Griffith Park, we took in the Independent Shakespeare Company’s charming outdoor production of Pericles, Prince of Tyre – and while there are questions surrounding […]

THE KEEPING IN TOUCH BIT

2019 greetings!  Although we’re well into the New Year, afraid I only just completed my final holiday related chore – I cleared from my living room bookshelf all the delightful cards I’d received from family and friends over the month of December. Yes, I’m a notorious procrastinator.  But I can honestly say I put off […]

The ‘Twas (Yet) Another Year Bit

So now as Year 2018 hits its gloamin’, It’s time to fit my now traditional poem in! What fun to recall as this annum now ends All my revels and travels with family and friends! Though taking long trips, I did this year eschew, That doesn’t mean sights and good times were but few! A […]

Ireland: The Unexpected Touchstone Bit (Part 2)

Happy, um, Half St. Patrick’s Day! That’s right!  In about six months, the Chicago River will flow bright green again, a parade will bubble through the streets of Boston, and my favorite local pub will temporarily charge a cover.  Erin go Bragh! Alright, so I’m not that keen on the cover charge thing – but I […]