The Star of Christmas

The star of Christmas shines for all, No matter great, no matter small, No matter spotted, brown or white, It bids us all to share the light.                         ~ Unknown ***** In an Atlanta gift shop, on the last road trip my mother and I took together, I bought a packet of Christmas cards designed … Continue reading The Star of Christmas

I Kid You Not

On a quick trip to Missouri, staying in the boonies past the outskirts of Kansas City, in a possibly no-star hotel, adequate except for its lack of elevator, and proximity to restaurants without golden arches. Checked online under Dining. First thing I saw was the ad at the top of the page: What's the best … Continue reading I Kid You Not

The Star of Christmas

The star of Christmas shines for all, No matter great, no matter small, No matter spotted, brown or white, It bids us all to share the light.                         ~ Unknown ***** In an Atlanta gift shop, on the last road trip my mother and I took together, I bought a packet of Christmas cards designed … Continue reading The Star of Christmas

Paris, Day 1: Getting There

When David and I land at Gatwick in July of 2002, we come armed with goals and objectives: spend two nights in London; pick up a car at Waterloo Station; head north for Oban, Scotland; ferry over to Duarte Castle on the Isle of Mull; drive south to Exeter for a look at Robbers’ Bridge … Continue reading Paris, Day 1: Getting There

Going Over the Fiscal Cliff: Denim or Silk?

Since early November, when the media shifted focus from the presidential election to the next crisis, David's favorite television show has been the evening news. To him, it's comedy. Every time Diane Sawyer says "fiscal cliff," he roars with laughter. I haven't laughed. The prospect of going over a cliff is scary. At first, the … Continue reading Going Over the Fiscal Cliff: Denim or Silk?