Shall We Dance?

Atlanta is known for its horrific traffic. Wherever you need to go that should take 30 minutes, plan on an hour to an hour and a half if you are traveling at 7-10 am or 3-7 pm. Yes indeed, our rush “hours” can be 3-4 hours long, and if you are trying to get through town on…

Time’s Winged Chariot

But at my back I always hear/Time’s winged chariot hurrying near–Andrew Marvel (1621-1678) Before you think this post is going to be a downer, let me assure you it is quite the opposite.  Allow me to explain… First of all, the poem. Notice the poet’s dates. 1621-1678. This is a long time ago. How long? Shakespeare…

Ireland

I’ve returned from Ireland, and it was fantastic.  What can I say that hasn’t been said before?  It is green.  It is beautiful.  The people are warm and welcoming.  Everyone says these things, and they are all true. Let me tell you what I wasn’t expecting.  First of all it feels big.  Ireland is a…

Obsession of the Week: Ireland

On Friday,  I am going to Ireland. Not just Ireland.  My good friend and “travel director,” Helen, also has us scheduled for 2 days in London and 3 days in Edinburgh.  (Can we all say together Harry Potter and Outlander?) Helen is from Northern Ireland, so we’re spending some days there (locations for Game of Thrones), but…

Ode to the Ocean

Ok, so this isn’t really an “ode.”  I’m not going to put it in verse form.  Nonetheless it is a celebration of the setting in which I find myself today–Palm Coast, Florida–sitting on a balcony, looking out at the ocean. Everyone needs to see the ocean at least once in their lives.  There is no…