Monthly Archives: October 2011

Welcome Aboard!

Welcome Aboard! Our cruise launched yesterday from Barcelona and so far so good! When we were first considering a cruise, my friend Reva, who is a cruise veteran, wisely suggested we start with a ‘smaller’ ship. (If 600 people, not … Continue reading

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Baby, Let’s Cruise

We’re in Barcelona where we leave tomorrow for our cruise on Oceania’s Nautica. We’re both fairly well traveled, but neither of us have ever been on a cruise. Our itinerary takes us from Barcelona to Rome, with the French Riviera … Continue reading

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Songs are a Marker to History

Apple founder Steve Jobs died last week. Among his many accomplishments, the most significant in my life was the fun that comes from random music. Like many of you, my iPod on shuffle is a veritable smorgasbord of musical dissonance. … Continue reading

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Reveling in Random Knowledge

Just wrapped up my weekly ritual of watching CBS Sunday Morning. Every week, Charles Osgood brings us an in-depth look at current events, celebrities & other artists, and good old random stuff. This week, for example, there were stories about … Continue reading

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Tech Envy

During a recent trip, I sat tethered to a high-speed connection line on my laptop while my friends Jo Ann & Maggie surfed un-chained on their iPads via 3G. The wireless connection in our room wasn’t working, and making a … Continue reading

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All Creatures Great and Small

There’s a crew of workers up on our roof today, fixing damage wrought by a team of clever critters. Our attic was invaded by raccoons this summer. They were affectionately known as Rocky, Ricky and Three. By #3 we were … Continue reading

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The Hum of the City

I grew up in Savannah, Ga. on a street that might have seemed busy for such a laid back place. Washington Avenue, in Savannah’s Ardsley Park neighborhood, was a divided street, with an oak tree-and-azalea lined median. This meant, as … Continue reading

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