Archive for the ‘Traveling’ Category

lilou mace, tony samara, sonia choquette

Are there nights when you can’t sleep? And you don’t want to be bleary-eyed in ┬áthe morning so you refuse to take over-the-counter pills. The first thought that comes to mind to insure a good night’s sleep is to eliminate watching, reading, or thinking about anything that smacks of violence, or anything that causes stress […]


At this time of the year many of us, for different reasons, leave the bright lights and merriment of our own hometown to travel abroad. We go for various reasons: we don’t want to be alone in familiar surroundings, we’re thinking that, at this point in time, we’re not compatible with family, we’re grieving and […]


On a very HOT and HUMID 99 degree day last month the train I was scheduled to take was 90 minutes late. The three Amtrak employees at the counter couldn’t agree on the reason it was late or exactly when it was coming. Okay. And so the train came and we ticket holders lined up […]

camino de santiago

I’M OFF THEN by Hape Kerkeling Have you ever thought about hiking the Camino de Santiago? – If you have or haven’t, I’M OFF THEN is a delightful travel book; it’s very funny and very honest. The writer freely shares what he’s feeling and learning, and the thoughts that arise on his spiritual journey. Questions […]

paris, but not just

I’ve been thinking about where I would go IF I were going somewhere outside the USA. When I read Adrian Leeds eletters, I want to right away gather my things and be on my way. She lives in France and is very honest about how it is to live there. Her love for that area […]

vacations and labor day weekend

For many people Labor Day means closing a beach house, or leaving a rented villa in a beautiful European city, or summer day outings with family and friends, or, shall I count the endless vacation choices? Better not, you say. Okay, I understand; I won’t. In any event, it’s time to head back to a […]

peace and love in 2008

I hope anyone reading this was able to welcome in the New Year around family, friends and loved ones. Mom, thanks for making the trip. It was wonderful as always having you with us. I’m thinking that Taverna Agora may become a family spot… Good things coming for all of us in 2008!

new york city and philadelphia

Do you need a reminder that the holidays are coming? Just teasing. Philadelphia is a sweet, doable city. And the information collected at this time as I’m trying to learn about this city is not necessarily written in stone. For instance, someone said there are no movie theaters in center city. But, as I walked […]

on flying

Emi is on her way to Japan at the moment. Have a happy and safe flight, dear Emi. And a trip that makes your heart sing. Flying, especially on a 13-hour flight, tends to dehydrate the body. Bringing and drinking lots of water will minimize jet lag and give a boost to the body, and […]

philly, it’s a wonderful city

I find it hard to believe that I hadn’t been to Philadelphia until this past weekend. It’s a wonderful city. And it’s easy to navigate many of the neighborhoods by foot. My cousin Norm, cousin-in-law Pat, and I stayed at Courtyard by Marriott at 21 N. Juniper Street. It was a good choice. We arrived […]

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