Tag Archives: Europe

sins and cell phones

Somewhere over the Atlantic, Delta flight attendants handed out customs declaration cards. “As you go through immigration and customs, put your cell phones away,” they warned. “Put your cell phones away – or they will be confiscated!” they warned again … Continue reading

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Are you my mother(-in-law)?

When Fred first moved to Cleveland, he rented a petite carriage house behind a clapboard mansion off Fairmount Avenue in Cleveland Heights. The unheated bedroom made for frigid early mornings, but the neighborhood with tree-lined streets, churches and cafes, suited … Continue reading

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My mother-in-law’s slides

She looks like Marilyn Monroe, posing in front of the Eiffel Tower in the early 50s. Other images show her in front of a backdrop of mountain peaks or capture the military base on which she worked. On a recent Christmas trip, … Continue reading

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Pena National Palace, Sintra, Portugal, Spring 2011

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