It was 4 years before I could attend a family reunion. Four years of selling everything and moving across the country to attend tech school. Then, Covid and an end to all gatherings.
Those years were painful. I started from scratch, without friends or furniture I slogged through school to…
I spent a good portion of my life raising four children (in what I describe as my conservative Christian period) only to get divorced.
I had to re-invent myself.
I embraced it fully in 2017.
I learned to say “Yes!” to new things and since that time I have had…
I had only started sailing in the previous 6 months, helping the real Sailor move his Cheoy Lee designed sailboat, Blown Away from Rhode Island to Florida on weekends, a good way to social distance and be outside, although a tad cold. I still confused “port” with “starboard.”
If dark misery, grey weather and a helping of mediocre food is your idea of Belfast, U.K. — think again.
I found amazing seafood, strong appreciation for culture and a living history with a flight across the Atlantic. Belfast is a vibrant and provocative visit.
I always do. Books have…
Much of Ireland expects the French to infiltrate the remote hamlet of Cork at any moment, and pluck from its midst the narcissist who reigns in terror even as his abilities diminish with age, perhaps especially as his languishes physically yet continues to parry on Twitter with a vengeance against…
The pandemic has forced many people to stay home and inside, while creating concern about the air we are breathing. Is it true that houseplants can clean the air?
I hope so, since I have a plethora.
Unfortunately, the truth is more difficult than the original NASA study suggests.
Sweetheart, at night
I roast and rest, roast and rest,
the mattress soaked with red wine.
Thick lips of Bacchus
lying at the gate,
unable to mouth
the small arch of the neck and peck, peck.
The flask whines.
The endemic touch
of simmering garlic!
Heat, heat the musk fogs
Personally, I was hoping for some sun as I volunteered to help run a sailboat to the Bahamas along the Eastern seaboard. It is 1,200 miles from Connecticut to Florida and I have driven it, but sailing? …