Tag Archives: Friends

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 […]

Ireland: The Unexpected Touchstone Bit (Part 1)

It’s known as the Emerald Isle! A land of lush green countryside, brimming with character and magic that can cast such a potent spell, it beckons us to return there as home even when we’ve never once been –  And, if we may, we follow. I’ve had the good fortune to visit Ireland on half […]