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”

6 Places to See in Prague

In the US and around the world, travelers think of Paris, London, or Rome when they think of a European city to visit, but my personal favorite is Prague. It’s not only more beautiful than all the other cities I’ve visited, but it also is the most authentic. Its cultural significance stems from its longContinue reading “6 Places to See in Prague”

The Beauty of Serendipity

Serendipity (n.) : discovering something good, valuable, or pleasant without looking for it. (Webster’s Dictionary)   Last week was one of those which opened with sunshine and beach-like temperatures, but by Thursday, temperatures plummeted forty degrees and rain came in torrents along with a tornado. By Friday, rain mixed with hail at the top ofContinue reading “The Beauty of Serendipity”

Mycenae and Ancient Greece: A Photojournal

“Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.” ― Homer, The Iliad It all began when my oldest son, then twelve years old, began to read Rick Riordan’s young adult series with the character Percy Jackson, who isContinue reading “Mycenae and Ancient Greece: A Photojournal”

It’s a Wonderful Life: 40 Years of My Story

“Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! How could it be anything else?” – the movie It’s A Wonderful Life It’s a Wonderful Life has always been one of my favorite movies. I love Jimmy Stuart and his story of enthusiastic youth turned to despair, and being lifted back out again by taking stock of his life with theContinue reading “It’s a Wonderful Life: 40 Years of My Story”

The Expat Experience: 5 Things I Learned from 4 Years in Prague

“Life might be difficult for a while, but I would tough it out because living in a foreign country is one of those things that everyone should try at least once. My understanding was that it completed a person, sanding down the rough provincial edges and transforming you into a citizen of the world.” -DavidContinue reading “The Expat Experience: 5 Things I Learned from 4 Years in Prague”

Saying Goodbye to Prague, Hello to USA

How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to. Almost four years ago, I learned that my family and I would move across the ocean to a faraway city called Prague. My first question was, “Where is Prague?” The opportunity to move there was for my husband’s job,Continue reading “Saying Goodbye to Prague, Hello to USA”

Prague’s National Theater: Astounding Beauty

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” -Pablo Picasso If there were ever a time we need to wash the dust of life off, it is now. I am so saddened by what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday. A tragedy of that magnitude makes usContinue reading “Prague’s National Theater: Astounding Beauty”

23 Countries & 5 Seas: My 3 Years in Prague Travel Log

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine of Hippo In the past few years, since my family and I moved to Europe from the US Midwest, I’ve had the opportunity to see and travel to far more places than I ever dreamed. It’s beenContinue reading “23 Countries & 5 Seas: My 3 Years in Prague Travel Log”