Category Archives: Thoughts & Musings

Postcard from Sweden


POSTCARD FROM SWEDEN – 2016 Why Sweden, you ask? It’s simple. SAS just instituted a non-stop flight from LA to Stockholm, and were offering such a low roundtrip fare that the bargain hunter in me was unable to resist. Besides, … Continue reading

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Postcard from the Danube


  POSTCARD FROM THE DANUBE “Travel is more than a series of sights. It is a change that goes on…deep and permanent in the ideas of living.” Following St. Augustine’s advice, Miki and I have been doing our best to … Continue reading

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Postcard from Ireland


POSTCARD FROM IRELAND Every journey tells a story. The story of our trip to Ireland could be told with a recitation of castles we saw, cities we visited, food we ate, entertainment we watched, people we had accompany us on … Continue reading

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Rose Parade


THE SMELL OF ROSES We awoke early, in time to get up and get ready to watch the annual spectacle of the Rose Parade in Pasadena. In keeping with tradition (and no one reveres tradition more than the white jacketed … Continue reading

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Chocolate


I had just come back from a delightful hike in the local mountains. As we sat down with our friends,  I opened a bottle of wine, and shared a taste of chocolate. I confess – I’m a chocoholic. I’m afraid … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS


It has been one of those days in Southern California that justifies our choice of living here despite the traffic congestion, high taxes and the other well publicized problems of the State – clear, sunny, without significant humidity, balmy temperatures … Continue reading

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OLD FRIENDS


  We just returned from spending a couple of days in the mountains, relaxing, eating, hiking, and spending time with old friends. They’ve invited us, along with another couple, two of our dearest friends, to share their beautiful home overlooking … Continue reading

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