Month: April 2014

Massive and imposing, Germany's largest cathedral is magnificent.

Guten Tag Sweet Friends! Yesterday (or day 2 of my Cologne orientation) was spent exploring more of the city, local stores and trains/subways, plus a ...

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Day 2 in Cologne

This is the view out my back door! Rhine river and promenade is a few steps (or leap) away. Really lovely!

Guten Tag Sweet Friends! My weekend in Chicago was wonderful. I was able to reconnect with old friends – people that I have known what seems lik...

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Day 1 in Cologne

spring in Chicago

Yesterday was a gorgeous day in Chicago!! A cloudless blue sky, warm sprint temps, daffodils and other spring flowers were blooming all over and every...

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Chicago in Bloom


The past few weeks have been filled with familiar faces and places. Seeing all my friends and family as well as the wonderful improvements to the city...

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Ready to Roll

Easter brunch with my Memphis family.

  Today was a gorgeous Easter Sunday, and I spent they day with my son, my ex-husband, his other son (my “half son by marriage twice remove...

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High Holiday

From our trip to Thailand in 2012

I was stunned yesterday when I received an email from a dear friend of mine in Memphis. The email was actually a forwarded email that had been sent to...

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Random Acts of Kindness

Sanitation Workers strike in Memphis, TN.

I spent yesterday afternoon at the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. The museum, located at the infamous Lorraine Motel where MLK was killed, was rec...

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Civil Unrest

The best barista, waiter, and kid on the planet. Yes, I'm biased. Stop by Bronte Café and see for yourself.

Yes, I am a little biased, and yes I am bragging a lil bit; BUT, I have to say that this fine fellow is the BEST barista in the city and the BEST kid ...

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Best Boy!

Ready to take on the world!

It’s been said, there’s no place like home; but the flip side of that is, you can’t go back home. I have found both to be true. Bein...

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You Can’t Go Back Home