Travel Needn’t Be So Posh

Cramped on a blanket in the park on a Sunday afternoon, we sat discussing French while eating croissants and gourmet cheese.  It’d been a gloomy day, and I really didn’t feel like driving all the way downtown for this French honor society rendez-vous.  But I’m so glad I did. Even though our little group spans [...]


When Traditions Fail Us

Some things never change.  The tree always goes up the day after Thanksgiving while Frosty, Frosty Returns and A Charlie Brown play in the background.  Christmas Eve is always with Mom’s side of the family.  I can’t remember a Christmas morning without pancakes doused in maple syrup complemented by a glass of grape juice.  Even beyond [...]