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In the Wild!

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Paris Perhaps I am just feeling the passing years, but I find myself more nostalgic about certain people and places…

Favorite Books

Sitting By My Bedside “One sure window into a person’s soul is his reading list.” ~ Mary B. W. Tabor…

In the Wild!

Moa Yes, More Chickens! Moa, in Hawaiian, means chicken, and it is not unusual to see these lovely creatures wondering…

Public Square

Julia Ideson Library A Part of the Houston Public Library As a child, my Mother would often take me and…

Perfect Post Cards

Paris Perhaps I am just feeling the passing years, but I find myself more nostalgic about certain people and places – including Europe in general, and Paris in particular. It is true that I have read too much about and by the American expatriates and those lost generations, the experiences during The Great War and…

Favorite Books

Sitting By My Bedside “One sure window into a person’s soul is his reading list.” ~ Mary B. W. Tabor ~ What are you reading?  Are you looking for your next great read?  Here is a look at what is sitting by my bedside, and which I am pleased to recommend. Let me know what…

In the Wild!

Moa Yes, More Chickens! Moa, in Hawaiian, means chicken, and it is not unusual to see these lovely creatures wondering around, shall we say – free as a bird! Whether the majority of these wild chickens are domesticated animals that have gotten free, descendants of the Red Junglefowl, brought to Hawaii by the Polynesians, or a…

Public Square

Julia Ideson Library A Part of the Houston Public Library As a child, my Mother would often take me and my sisters to the public library; it was of course an inexpensive diversion, but it was also the place where her endless curiosities could be addressed. I do not remember her ever saying “you can…

Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~  Road to Ogunquit by Clarence Chatterton The Road to Ogunquit, has long been one of my favorite pieces, at the Portland Museum of Art.   Painted by Clarence Chatterton, who was born in New York, and…

Food

Bread Pudding I love bread pudding! I enjoy it hot out of the oven, at room temperature, and chilled; it is great plain or with sauce or whipped cream.  It is a dish that travels well and sits happily in the refrigerator for a good week, especially in an airtight container.  If I am having…

A View From the Road

Are you a Tortoise or Hare? “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” ~ 1 Corinthians 9:24 ~ Walking the streets of Boston, I happened upon this enchanting public sculpture, in Copley Square, depicting…

The Gecko Says

A Random Act of Kindness I think everyone at some point needs a random act of kindness, in our lives. Whether it’s a compliment on how good supper was, that an outfit looks good on you that day, or perhaps someone holding the door for you when your arms are full of groceries, it’s nice…