Language Lessons

Richard and I are currently taking Italian lessons in preparation for our upcoming hiking trip in Italy. Blame it on too many traumatic high school French classes...but Richard did need to be gently coaxed (read here: DRAGGED kicking and screaming) to join me in this course. Despite this initial setback, we are enjoying our studies, …

Parkinson’s Law

Parkinson's Law

I had promised that this post would be about what I did on my Technology Break--the time that I spent luxuriating with family, friends, fiction, fitness, food and fantasies about the Via Francigena. But, after I wrote the title, and published teaser photos, I felt that the rest was self-explanatory. Adding to my concerns about …

Hammy the Deer

Hammy the Deer

Being the 'opposite of a procrastinator' (a true liability!), I diligently wrote my December contribution for 'We are the World Blogfest' well in advance. I then discovered that #WATWBF takes a break in December...so I could have relaxed a bit more with eggnog in front of the fireplace! Since the tale of Hammy seemed appropriate …