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I opened the French doors to my tiny balcony just slightly. The rain had finally stopped and I wanted to get some fresh air. I laid out my yoga mat on the hotel room floor, and began doing one of … Continue reading →
Several weeks ago, Krista, the team lead, pinged me on Skype. “Would you like to go to these baths while we’re in Granada?” Um, yeah. And today we went. Ahhhhhhhh. A tall, slender, dark-haired Spanish woman showed us each room: … Continue reading →
Churros y Chocolate
“Cinco churros y cinco chocolate caliente,” I ordered. The waiter looked at me quizzically. “Cinco?” “Si, cinco. Por todos.” A moment later he returned with five cups of rich, steaming, thick, velvety hot chocolate. And two platters of churros, piled … Continue reading →
Afternoon at the Alhambra
The pathways were lined by legions of slender towering cypress trees, dark green tips meeting the deep blue sky in stark contrast. The hedges, so neatly trimmed, sharp edges lining the gardens. Orange trees, with bright citrus orbs peeping out … Continue reading →
How to Read Email When You’ve Been Married 53 Years
Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad!
Bourbon Street Beckons
“Titties. Ass. Beer.” The barker saw me walking with the five guys. “You can come too, lady.” Southern hospitality. Nothing like it. We walked into a bar advertising a ridiculous special. 3 drinks for the price of 1? 5 for … Continue reading →
The Near and the Far
I told the cab driver, “We need to make two stops. One at the Verizon store, then the second at a house on Napoleon Ave.” The taxi driver nodded and started off. While Justin was inside the Verizon store, I … Continue reading →
Rainy San Francisco
I looked up and the city had disappeared.
How Words with Friends Brought Me to MN
I love board games, my favorite being Scrabble. It’s a family tradition to play late into the night every Christmas vacation. When Words with Friends (WWF) came out a couple of years ago, I was hooked. Now I could play … Continue reading →
On the way to Skyfall
The car in front of us. Bond chick, perhaps?