Notes from Home: A Milestone Birthday & The Next Adventure

June 6, 2024Notes from Home

“Can you imagine us years from today Sharing a park bench quietly? How terribly strange to be seventy.” ~Paul Simon, Old Friends/Bookends I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the new number that is peeking out from my calendar on the last day of June. Seventy. How terribly strange, indeed. I’m not sure what … Read More

Notes from Home: A Window to the World

May 6, 2024Notes from Home

“From airplanes we occasionally look up and are briefly held by the stars or the firmament of blue. But mostly we look down, caught by the sudden gravity of what we’ve left, and by thoughts of reunion, drifting like clouds over the half-bright world.” ~Mark Vanhoenacker, Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot The first time I … Read More

Notes from Home: On Seasons, Weather & Timing Our Travels

September 25, 2023Notes from Home

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden It was a warm June evening as the Seabourn Ovation began its voyage northward from Copenhagen, sailing  toward the west coast of Norway. Herb and I … Read More

Notes from Home: Lessons, Love & Looking Back

January 2, 2023Notes from Home

Seven years ago today, I set out on an adventure that I had no way of knowing would still be going strong. On January 2, 2016, after months of exploring an idea that had stubbornly planted itself inside my entire being, I pressed publish and began sharing a deeply important part of my life with … Read More

Notes from Home: Grounded and Grateful

November 21, 2022Notes from Home

“This, too, will pass.” ~Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth A couple of weeks ago, Herb and I returned from an always-wonderful visit with our Bay Area grandchildren, topped off with an overnight stay in a lighthouse to celebrate anniversary #43 and fulfill one of my little travel dreams. We’d only been home a day or … Read More

Notes from Home: Postcards from the Future

August 8, 2022Notes from Home

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden It’s about a five-minute drive from our home in San Diego to the post office where our mail is delivered. With the local NPR station … Read More