What Time Is It?

Time is a simple, well understood concept we are all familiar with; we get places on time, we watch TV shows at their listed times, athletes compete in certain sporting events that are won by a participant with the shortest time. Easy enough. In stark contrast, time is also a field of scientific study thatContinue reading “What Time Is It?”

What’s So Funny?

Attack dog training; Dryden versus niece Olivia’s vicious puppy. In magazines, on the Internet, during interviews, whatever, one is frequently invited to answer questions about various topics. What traits you would value in a date, employee, partner, traveling companion, on and on. I have only a nominal interest in these challenges, but can’t resist aContinue reading “What’s So Funny?”

Girls’ Trip to Italy, Part Two

Bridge of Sighs, Venice My last blog described our three generational foursome (quick review: grandmother Sally, 74; daughter Samantha, 44; granddaughters Eleanor, 20; and Olivia, 17 1/2) arriving in Venice. But before elaborating on our Venetian adventures, I have a few unrelated observations. Side bars, if you will. Each different hotel meant a different designContinue reading “Girls’ Trip to Italy, Part Two”

Buongiourno!

The Duomo at night Three generations of ladies (matriarch Sally, daughter Samantha, granddaughters Eleanor and Olivia) were looking forward with great anticipation to our girls’ trip to Italy. Just getting the documents required for the trip had been challenging; passport, proof of Covid immunization, proof of negative Covid test resulted within 48 or 72 hoursContinue reading “Buongiourno!”

Accountants and Superpowers

Above: Spider Man’s view of Brooklyn This might or might not seem a logical pairing, but I can explain. A previous blog described my abject terror of accountants (chrometophobia, alternate spelling chrematophobia), and another blog talked about my particular super power (sense of smell). The movie industry has profited greatly by exploiting Americans’ fascination byContinue reading “Accountants and Superpowers”

Ack! Time flies. Or memory dims.

A glance at my calendar shows I should have a blog ready to post by tomorrow. Seriously?  How has this happened? I have only a vague, ill-formed idea of a subject. It is my usual practice to write a rough draft about five days in advance of publication day. Then come daily editing, rereading, clarification,Continue reading “Ack! Time flies. Or memory dims.”

Change of Venue: New York to Utah

Photo of Clydesdales at rodeo, Oakley, Utah I was recently invited to attend a rodeo in Oakley, Utah over the July 4th weekend. Excellent! I combined a couple days solo in Park City to roam unencumbered into every art gallery on the street with the rodeo trip. As luck would have it, I was inContinue reading “Change of Venue: New York to Utah”

Change of Venue: New York to Utah

Photo: Clydesdales, guest appearance at Oakley, Utah, rodeo I was recently invited to attend a rodeo in Oakley, Utah over the July 4th weekend. Excellent! I combined a couple days solo in Park City to roam unencumbered into every art gallery on the street with the rodeo trip. As luck would have it, I wasContinue reading “Change of Venue: New York to Utah”

Brooklyn Trip, Part 2

Brooklyn Heights Tour Group: Samantha, Eleanor, Tour Guide, Dave, Dryden (small photo clarification–Dave is taller than Dryden, I am taller than tour guide but shorter than Eleanor. How can that have happened? I am the shortest in the family. Yikes) There are just a few more things to say about my Steam Punk hotel room.Continue reading “Brooklyn Trip, Part 2”

New Freedoms: Brooklyn Trip, Part 1

Finally! I was able to take a long-anticipated trip to Brooklyn, to see my children (two) and grandchildren (also two) in a narrow window of time when everyone was together. My older granddaughter was home from college for a brief visit; I timed my trip to see her, give her a million hugs, and hearContinue reading “New Freedoms: Brooklyn Trip, Part 1”