I don’t speak french, but I know all about joie de vivre. We found it in Paris last summer, in the midst of a general strike, only hours after historic flooding, and just months after a devastating terrorist attack. We heard it in the animated chatter of proud Parisians, smelled it wafting from their sweet […]
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My favorite photos often happen randomly, a quick shot and the amateur hope that my camera will translate accurately all that my eye thinks it sees. A perfect example happened on a late summer afternoon in Machu Picchu. I glanced over and saw two of my kids sitting on a grassy edge of the Andes, […]
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Note: I’ve never been a big fan of Daylight Savings Time, which has always struck me as an embarrassingly mortal attempt to stave off the inevitable shortening of the days. Who are we kidding, here? We can’t control time. It’d be nice if we could, though… I’d like to fall back once a year I’d […]
Take two long legs, soft brown hair and freckles across a nose A constant smile, a patient ear and beautifully painted toes Mix a cup of kindness, a pure heart with a love for classic books A gift for writing, a flair for fashion, even while she cooks Patterned sturdy aprons, sarcastic thoughtful wit 1920s […]
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In its 120-year history the Stanley Cup has been tossed into a lake, accidentally left on the side of the road, filled with dog food, planted with geraniums, dented, scratched, pounded, slept on, drunk from, hoisted, toasted and dropped in a celebratory bonfire. But it had never accepted the challenge of appearing in the annual […]
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I have a bit of attention deficit disorder when it comes to my hair. I don’t like to go two days in a row with the same hair style, and once a haircut has been around too long, I don’t hesitate to change it… drastically. So I found myself, last Friday afternoon, in an intimidating, […]