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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