Tag Archives: Friends

Bonjour, Provence!

  When our friends Kevin and Allan invited us to join them in Provence, we couldn’t resist the chance to explore another part of France by bike. I found a trip offered by Discover France that met our needs perfectly. … Continue reading

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Summer Slices

Summer is slip-sliding away and this year; I have the August 1st curse as I’m returning to the classroom in a couple of weeks. I’ll be teaching creative writing to 7th & 8th graders. So now August feels like Sunday … Continue reading

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Curing Laryngitis: Silence & Steam; Garlic & Ginger

Feeling sorry for myself, I posted this on Facebook last night. Cures for laryngitis, please. The advice poured in.  It fell into a few categories. Quite a few recommended silence, no talking, not even whispering, that apparently makes it worse. … Continue reading

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Peace Corps Postcard #3: Where’s Warren?

What makes any experience memorable are the people you meet. My parents are still in touch with several people they met while serving in the Peace Corps. My mother, a justice of the peace, has officiated at a few weddings … Continue reading

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Birthday! Biking & Hiking!

To celebrate my birthday (5/5), I wanted to cycle the Covered Bridges of Bucks County, PA. , all preserved bridges built in the later part of the 19th century. We had cue sheets from organized rides and opted to try the … Continue reading

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Ah, Europe: France to Shop, Germany for Lunch, Switzerland for Dinner!

This is part three of my Swiss Sampler. We took the train from Davos to Basel.  Pine trees surround the track , giving glimpses of the sunlit mountains and the cross country  and downhill ski trails. I had all I … Continue reading

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Swiss Sampler: Geneva & Zurich

Traveling, especially when tagging along on a business trip, upsets my exercise routine. Add a place like Switzerland, where chocolate is served every minute and my eating habits suffer too. I bemoaned my worry about extra calories to my friend … Continue reading

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South Bank Ramble: The Headless Man & Other Sights

   Advertisers probably  could learn a trick or two from street entertainers.  To attract an audience and lure some loose change  into their overturned hats, these performance artists have to grab people within seconds or they’ll walk on by. This … Continue reading

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Swim, Bike, Run: My First Tri

Imagine a beach party with about 2,000 of your new best girl friends. Women of all ages, complete strangers, wishing each other well, high fiving, hugging, and laughing.  Warming up with zumba and yoga, donning colored swim caps according to … Continue reading

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