Ray Bradbury in his office, 1986.
Missed last night’s supermoon? Here are some tips on viewing the Milky Way at Dark Sky Parks and places around the world.
Discovering French-American Rhythms in Paris and Dakar
Life is a lot like jazz–it’s best when you improvise.”
― George Gershwin
Speedwalking through the Bastille, Paris, France
“You realize we just violated the rule of two,” I said to my husband as we walked for the second time in four days through narrow, crowded streets from the Bastille Metro stop in Paris to L’atelier Charonne …
Tradition, T-Shirts and Cultural Confusion in Dakar
If the eyes do not admire, the heart will not desire.”
- Senegalese Proverb
Mother and Child in Dakar, Senegal by Vincenzo Fotoguru Iaconianni
Packing for our five-day foray into the mainly Muslim, West African nation of Senegal, I got some confusing advice from our daughter studying abroad in Dakar.
“It’s okay to show some…
Relatives On Board:
How Family Shapes Tastes in Food and Travel
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” ― Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance
Table for One: mussels, brown bread and a book at Fishy Fishy Cafe in Kinsale, Ireland
Childhood experiences influence many adults’ taste in travel and food. As a veteran of annual cross-country drivesof five straight 500…
Imagining the Secret Annex:
What Anne Frank Means to Me
I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”
~ Anne Frank, born June 12, 1929, Frankfurt, Germany – died March 1945, Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany
Reconstructed Bookcase at Anne Frank House and Museum, Amsterdam
It’s never been difficult for me to imagine Anne Frank and her family hidden…
A Visit to the American Cemetery at Normandy
The battle belonged that morning to the thin wet line of khaki that dragged itself ashore on the channel coast of France.”
~ General Omar N. Bradley, U.S. First Army Commander
The city of Bayeux, France, prepares to welcome veterans, families and dignitaries from around the world for D-Day.
The 70th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2014,…