Fun Times Traveling Europe with My Family

“Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell a story. Make some light.” – Kate DiCamillo I am a firm believer in writing our own stories. Life is story and story is life, and life is easy in our comfort zones. Stepping out of our normal routinesContinue reading “Fun Times Traveling Europe with My Family”

Turks and Caicos, Paradise: Dream Destination Come True

“It starts with a dream. Add faith, and it becomes a belief. Add action, and it becomes a part of life. Add perserverance, and it becomes a goal in sight. Add patience and time, and it becomes a dream come true.” – Unknown I love to travel. It’s a known fact. But there are someContinue reading “Turks and Caicos, Paradise: Dream Destination Come True”

Keystone, Colorado: a Photojournal

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ― Ansel Adams I love the mountains. I grew up traveling to see my grandmother who lived in Durango, Colorado. Not only did she have horses and live on a ranch, but we skied when weContinue reading “Keystone, Colorado: a Photojournal”

Journeys, California: San Francisco, Carmel, and Big Sur

“Make voyages. Attempt them. There is nothing else.” – Tennessee Williams Two weeks ago, I had the great privilege of traveling for work to California. Since I live in Ohio, and the ocean and coast is my favorite place to be, I ventured out a day early to spend some time along the coast. PacificContinue reading “Journeys, California: San Francisco, Carmel, and Big Sur”

5 Reasons Coldplay’s Concerts Are the Best

“Look at the stars, look how they shine for you…” – “Yellow” from Parachutes, Coldplay It’s no secret I’m a Coldplay fan. Well, maybe not even a fan — their songs and albums form a large part of the soundtrack of my life. I blame it on “Clocks.” It’s genius, I think — played onContinue reading “5 Reasons Coldplay’s Concerts Are the Best”

Circling the Sun, Book Recommendation

A Woman Who Attempts the Impossible Years ago, I fell in love with a movie called Out of Africa. It starred Robert Redford and Meryl Streep and was about the relationship of safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and author Karen Blixen, who wrote under the name Isak Dinesen in 1920s colonial Kenya. A woman onContinue reading “Circling the Sun, Book Recommendation”

Midtown Manhattan: Favorite NYC Photos

The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world. F. Scott Fitzgerald Last week, I spent six wonderful days in New York City. I traveled there for a full week of meetings for work,Continue reading “Midtown Manhattan: Favorite NYC Photos”

San Francisco in January, a Photojournal

It’s where we go, and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we are. – Joyce Carol Oates A week ago, I had the privilege of traveling to San Francisco for my job. The reason for the travel? Several conferences were being held simultaneously for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and investing industries.Continue reading “San Francisco in January, a Photojournal”

A Weekend on the Tennessee River

“Where the Tennessee River, like a silver snake, winds her way through the clay hills …” -William Clay Handy   Where I live, there aren’t many places to go where you can’t see or hear another person. Cincinnati is like most U.S. cities — filled with cars and highways and buses and buildings. But forContinue reading “A Weekend on the Tennessee River”

5 Reasons to Travel More

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad Last week, I finished reading a bookContinue reading “5 Reasons to Travel More”