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January Dreaming: An Afternoon of Wine Flights and Friends at Thornton Winery

January Dreaming: An Afternoon of Wine Flights and Friends at Thornton Winery

Thornton Winery bills itself as Temecula’s Original Champagne House, so of course we had to go there. We had a marvelous time enjoying the wines and our wide-ranging conversations.

Bay St. Louis Shorebirds and Mindfulness

Bay St. Louis Shorebirds and Mindfulness

Seagulls and brown pelicans in Bay St. Louis give me a lesson in mindfulness reminiscent of Thoreau’s experience at Walden

Deck the Halls at Heathrow – Again

Deck the Halls at Heathrow – Again

A whimsical and tasteful little Christmas tree at Heathrow Airport is just right.

Impromptu Texas-Sized Surf and Turf in Edinburgh

Impromptu Texas-Sized Surf and Turf in Edinburgh

I wasn’t expecting a Texas-sized offering when I ordered the Scottish Beef Burger as part of an Edinburgh hotel’s set menu, but that’s what I got, along with a foodie-worthy smoked trout first course.

By the Water: The Best Way to Relax (Introducing Gumbo Cove)

By the Water: The Best Way to Relax (Introducing Gumbo Cove)

Bay St. Louis has sun, sand, sea and serenity galore. It was everything we thought it would be, and more.

Violet Sunset Haiku

Violet Sunset Haiku

A beautiful Mississippi sunset deserves a haiku.

August Evening in Aberdeen

August Evening in Aberdeen

Even the most mundane things can be magic when you love to travel, like wet streets and traffic a chilly, rainy evening in Aberdeen.

A New Meaning for “Bite the Biscuit” – The Denver Biscuit Company

A New Meaning for “Bite the Biscuit” – The Denver Biscuit Company

The biscuits at the Denver Biscuit Company are devilishly good, on a par with poetry.

Cooking Up a Storm, a Cookbook with a Unique NOLA Legacy

Cooking Up a Storm, a Cookbook with a Unique NOLA Legacy

If you love cookbooks, New Orleans, or Cajun-Creole food – or if you just want a good read that pulls you into a magical culinary history – you need this cookbook.

Weetabix, a Haiku for Jason

Weetabix, a Haiku for Jason

A person could love Weetabix in that way you love the familiar, the comforting, the stuff of childhood, the stuff your mother made you eat until you forgot your first reaction to it and it became a welcome part of your everyday life and then later, the fabric of childhood memories and the feeling that all that is right with the world.

Through Another’s Lens

Through Another’s Lens

The Eiffel Tower looked new to me through the Grill-Meister’s eyes.

London by Night: Take a Stroll with Us Over the Thames

London by Night: Take a Stroll with Us Over the Thames

A twilight stroll across London’s River Thames on Blackfriars Railway Bridge and back again on the Millennium Bridge, with St. Paul’s Cathedral as a beacon.

Haiku: Paris View

Haiku: Paris View

Extraordinary architecture and skies in the La Defense section of Paris.

New Orleans Noir

New Orleans Noir

“Don’t take the picture, let the picture take you,” is how this noir-reminiscent image from a walking tour in New Orleans came about.

Camera Flash on Snow

Camera Flash on Snow

A video and photos of an unexpected Memorial Day weekend snowstorm in central Colorado, and a haiku to capture the feeling.

Santa Monica Pier Seagull’s Stories – Can You Help?

Santa Monica Pier Seagull’s Stories – Can You Help?

A very expressive seagull at the Santa Monica pier deserves a caption.


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