Tag Archives: travel

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Delayed

In the last week of 2011, I spent a lot of time waiting. Waiting for flights. Waiting for coffee. Waiting for elderly parents. It got me thinking about what it means to wait. My choices, as I saw them last … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

wings of man

I may be descended from bootleggers or bankers, tradesmen or kings. I may have soldiers’ grit in my blood, the courage of explorers, or the soul of poets past. But I know for a fact that I was born with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Pena National Palace, Sintra, Portugal, Spring 2011

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment