We’ve got a new puppy — I keep meaning to write a tribute to our very special stray, Cinnamon, who we lost last year, but I’ll save that for another time. This one is about Crusoe and his playmate, Cocoa.
Well, I’ve just sent Michael off with the Christmas cards, after a marathon session of sticking, stuffing and licking. And yet, I’d like to catch up with friends and family in a much more in-depth way (I miss you!!!), so I thought I’d do the equivalent of an “annual newsletter” right here on these virtual […]
We’re lucky to be able to get away for the Thanksgiving holiday, retreating to my late father’s house in East Texas. It’s right on the edge of the Davy Crockett National Forest, and, surrounded by tall pines, it feels like we’re in the middle of nowhere. (We typically only see these giant trees when around […]
I remember her crossing the finish line at the New York Triathlon in Harriman State Park in 2001, struggling and smiling — she’d made it! We’d spent countless hours training together for the race, bonding over our less-than-athletic physiques and our determination. But we both crossed the finish line triumphantly. I remember us going dress […]
If Disney was an exploration of urbanism and the behavior of crowds, Anna Maria Island has been nearly the opposite — immersion in nature (including nearly constant rain). Here the beauty is mostly natural though I’ve also found lovely examples of architecture as well. The environment is mostly walkable, too, as the island offers a […]