Havana Vieja

Havana Vieja

For my birthday this year I was able to visit Cuba, something I’ve been wanting to do ever since the US embargo was lifted. The timing of a photography workshop in Havana at the same time made it a perfect excuse! I had an amazing time, and hopefully I can...
Strange & Wonderful

Strange & Wonderful

Once upon a time… Does it always have to be “once upon a time”? Yes. That’s how stories begin. “And a very good time it was.” Yes. It was a good time. And it was a bad time. Once upon a time there was a fisherman. And he was pulling in his nets. And it was a long day....
Irish Skies

Irish Skies

One of the biggest surprises and something I’ll remember from my trip were the Irish skies! I don’t know if it was the unseasonably chilly weather, or if this is common in Ireland, but their summer skies were just like the Dutch paintings by Vermeer...
Pura Vida

Pura Vida

One of my (reluctantly made) New Year’s Resolutions was to visit three countries this year. Which is really kind of cheating, because visiting foreign countries is always on my list! My annual birthday weekend covered one of those. And then a friend, someone I...
Turkish Delights

Turkish Delights

The idea started two years ago, when, on a Somewhat Significant Birthday, I wished to meet any friends who would make the trip in Paris, and throw a marvelous birthday bash in a back room of some wonderful little auberge. Circumstances being what they were at the...
Arizona Desert

Arizona Desert

Sadly I was a mess with bronchitis and double eye infections (though I was secretly hoping it was something much more interesting, like consumption or scarlet fever), but Mom was a great tour guide and took me all over Tucson and the surrounding areas. Witches of...