On the occasion of a good friend’s 60th birthday, I went up to London to spend a few wonderful days together. We started off in…

A culture starts with the geology it sits on. For the Province of Naples in Italy, it was history of the Mediterranean repeatedly invaded by a…

I spend a lot of time in my apartment. It faces south—filled with warm light in winter, when the sun is low, and bright but…

I finally cranked up enough courage to participate in the famous festival of tango— this year their 20th anniversary. I attended only 4 days’ worth,…

A couple of weeks ago I went, with my sister and some friends, to Dignes les Bains, about 1 1/2 hours away in the Alpes…

I took a little trip to Portugal with my dear friends John and Claire, who had an unexpected opportunity to come to Europe. I arrived in…

Last week I paid a visit to a city I have long been interested in seeing. Thanks to friends of my sister, Caroline & Olivier,…

Just back from a short visit with a friend to Italy’s capital. The city is much smaller and greener than I remembered, and looks like…

I always have been fascinated by the honey bee and jumped at the opportunity to design a label for my apiculteur friend, Jean-Charles Oziemblowski, who…

Back in Provence after 7 days on the Emerald Isle. My California artist friend, Susan Kirshenbaum, agreed to join me for a week of drawing and…

Last December, my friends Anne & Jean-Charles Oziemblowski and I took a 3-day training session to make me capable of helping out at the local chapter…

Once again, the approach of the Winter Solstice got me ruminating on the passage of time, and the effects of the changing seasons. Now that…

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