A Traveler’s Perspective

When I was a child, I used to look up at the sky on a beautiful sunny day, staring at the clouds with all their different shapes and sizes.  While my friends saw dinosaurs and butterflies, I was convinced the clouds were countries, islands, and continents.  Of course, I was too young to know better.  I would often wonder what …

Two More Miles!

I love nature!  Trees, oceans, the fruit of the land, waterfalls, leaves, animals (mostly the non aggressive ones), etc.  I think a reason for my affinity to nature is the fact that I grew up on an island, and near the beach.  I was that kid that was always climbing trees, and stealing mangos from the neighbor’s tree, on my way …

Hopeless Wanderer

When I was a little girl, I often would stare up into the sky and wonder how I could reach the rest of the world.  You see, I though the clouds represented other islands, countries and even continents.  I’m pretty sure, that is where my love for travel began.  I remember twice climbing on the roof of our house in …

If I Call You Darling, Will You Make Me Pancakes?

  Anyone who knows me, quickly perceives my peculiar affinity for pancakes.  I mean, if you were to ask me what my favorite meal is, I would say, breakfast, hands down!  However, if you were to ask me what my favorite food is, I’d have to say is pancakes (and/or waffles).  Not steak and mashed potatoes, or pasta, or even …

Charley Bit My Finger!

most of the world is familiar with the “Charley bit my finger!” U-tube video sensation.  It’s crazy to think that a short video clip about two young brothers interacting with each other, has become the number one, most watched u-tube video of all time.  Charlie’s brother didn’t know it at the time, but getting hurt by his brother, was probably …

The Glass Artisan

  I spent a couple of days with my good friend, Lidia Maier Serra, and her beautiful family at their home in Bad Rippoldsau – Schapbach in Germany.  During my visit, she took me out for a walk around town, and we made a stop at the Dorotheenhütte Glashütte Wolfach Museum.  The building is divided into a work area, a store, …

Hungarian Làngos

During my last visit to Germany, I had the privilege of spending a few days with the Jakucs family.  The Jakucs are Hungarians living in Germany, who cherish and celebrate their hungarian roots, right down to their typical food.  I feel at home with this wonderful family, and they have adopted me as one of their own. On my last …

Marmalade in Germany

There are several things I have on my bucket list, like places I want to travel to, people I would like to meet, and things I would like to do.  On my last trip to Germany, I was able to scratch one item off the list; making jam or marmalade. I had the honor of staying with my good friend …

A Year Later…

  Several years ago, I worked as an assistant teacher for elementary school students who did not speak English.  One of my tasks was to read to them, and to have them read to me.  I would take them on trips to the library often, and while they read, I would find a quiet corner to read my favorite book there, …

Beauty in Simplicity

Confucius once said, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Sometimes I agree with that statement and other times, I wonder if Confucius got it all wrong, I have many scars and bruises which I have sustained just from living a somewhat normal life.  Although, as I examine my experiences, I realize what I call a normal …