27 06, 2017

Home From Italy


My conclusions about this amazing country: God must be Italian, and heaven is any one of the countless gelato shops in every city.  And the piazzas. (No...not pizzas!) The ancient Romans and medieval Italians seemingly understood effective urban systems far better than many of our 20th Century city planners. Confession: I know nothing about the [...]

2 05, 2017

All You Need is Love 2.0


I love Beatle music. You may have already discovered my mania. The other day the boys were singing for an audience of one inside my car... “All You Need is Love. (♫ Dont…da-da-da-da ♫). All You Need is Love.” The band sang this catchy phrase around fifty years ago on a BBC telecast that aired [...]

24 04, 2017

Another Woman in My Life?


Guilty. One with four legs. Kiki rescues my heart from the worry of the moment in so many ways. Many of you pet owners already know what I’m talking about. Read on. I actually have a point here. Some people don’t like the chains that come with caring for a pet. I get it. [...]

19 03, 2017

Create Anyway!


We’ve all got the bug to create. It’s in our genes. We can resist…we can hide…we can put it off. But it’s there, gnawing at us over time. What’s the point, we say. Nobody will see it, or hear it, or read it…or even taste it outside of my home. And what if I [...]