25 Aug, 2014

Tel Aviv Street Scenes

August 25th, 2014|Tags: , , |

Since I'm still preoccupied with my daughter being in Israel, I thought I'd share some of my photos taken while walking around or sitting in cafés in Tel Aviv, providing [...]

8 Aug, 2014

Manaus Journal (3) – The Ideal State of Being – a Hammock

August 8th, 2014|Tags: |

On our two-day Amazon adventure in between attending World Cup games in Manaus, Brazil, we stayed overnight in a floating lodge, the Tauari Inn. I will share more photos from [...]

7 Aug, 2014

Manaus Journal (2) – Tie your House to a Tree

August 7th, 2014|Tags: , |

In between attending two World Cup games in Manaus, the capital city of the Amazon, we had time to explore the river and the rain forest. When we were visiting [...]

7 Jul, 2014

Manaus Journal (1) – Terrific Games, Horrific Travel

July 7th, 2014|Tags: |

A snippet of what it was like to be in the stadium during a World Cup game I had the good fortune to travel with two of my children to [...]

13 Mar, 2014

Greetings from the Blue Ridge Mountains

March 13th, 2014|Tags: , |

This photo is from one of my jaunts during my time at the VCCA. Since I'm bummed by all the snow we've had, yet again, here at home in Chicago, [...]

27 Feb, 2014

Monticello in Winter

February 27th, 2014|Tags: , , |

While I was at the VCCA, I visited Monticello, President Thomas Jefferson's estate. It is near Charlottesville, a good hour's drive from the VCCA. I happened to go on one [...]

20 Dec, 2013

Looking Back: Trips 2013

December 20th, 2013|Tags: , , |

New York - January Beacon Theatre on Broadway - the announcement of the Groenemeyer Concert caught my eye and led to a wonderful concert experience later in Chicago. {related blog [...]

30 Sep, 2013

Bemelmans Bar

September 30th, 2013|Tags: , , |

Note to self: Next time I'm in New York, I must visit Bemelmans Bar. Sadly, up until a recent issue of the Wall Street Journal magazine, I wasn't aware of [...]

29 Aug, 2013

When in Boston, Make Way for Ducklings

August 29th, 2013|Tags: , , |

The Make Way for Ducklings sculpture in the Public Garden in Boston, created by Nancy Schön Oh, the power of fiction! Especially children's fiction! It had my kids and me retracing [...]

25 Jul, 2013

A Trip to Bishop Hill (2)

July 25th, 2013|Tags: , , , , |

Spinning wheel at the Steeple Building, Bishop Hill, Illinois On our visit to Bishop Hill, my friend Barbara and I spent a considerable amount of time in the Steeple Building, [...]

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