My personal Tannenbaum

This year’s tree: The top is waiting for husband to get home from Vietnam (on a OneSight mission). He has two jobs: picking out the tree and putting the star on the top.  When he gets home, we’ll be waiting. I have waxed nostalgic about my Christmas tree before (December 2013): I have a tree…

European Holiday, Part 5: The Dolomites

Ok, so age probably doesn’t have anything to do with it.  There are plenty of 55 year-old women who can walk up a mountain.  It must be the obesity and sedentary lifestyle (I am a writer, after all) that caused me to have a near-death experience as I struggled to draw every breath, chest-heaving, lungs…

European Holiday, Part 4: Venice

Venice is a very cool place.  First of all, ya gotta love a place with no cars.  Every bit of land is pedestrian and all transportation is on water.  That is excellent… Also, I have a particular affection for bridges, and Venice has bridges in spades, as you would expect in a place built completely on water. Our…

European Holiday, Part 3: Florence

As dazzled as I was by the contents of in the Vatican museum, I  didn’t truly realize how much I love art until we got to Florence.  There, thanks to the Accademia, where the famous statue of David is housed, and the Uffizi Gallery, where there is everything else, I discovered that I could spend hours and…