PRESENT SUMMER

This year has come and gone in one giant overnight growth spurt. I’m still rubbing the sleep out of my eyes, looking for a smaller child. You know that dream about missing an assignment? That is how I feel about this year. I’ve lost it. I’m a grown woman, but I still divide my years […]

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ONE PERFECT DAY IN NYC WITH FOX

It was an absurd trip to agree to. One day in Manhattan is not close to enough. But one day is better than none. So for the same reasons we went to Rome and Paris for one day, we went to New York. My son, Fox, is 9.  A perfect age for the city. Manhattan […]

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TRIPPING IN THE COSMOPOLITAN

On my recent trip to Las Vegas I had dinner (twice) in the Cosmopolitan Hotel. To get to and from the restaurants I had to walk through the lobby.  It stopped me in my tracks. It’s hard not to be jaded after your tenth trip to adult Disneyland. Bigger fountains, more lights, yadda, yadda. What […]

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GOING HOME TO GRACELAND?

I’ve never been an Elvis fan. Nobody in my family has. Growing up we had racks full of records in my burnt-orange shag-rugged den. None of them were Elvis records. I’m not sure why that was. Perhaps it was the age of my parents, who were already married with kids by the time Elvis rocked […]

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WHEN WE COULD FLY

Do you remember that moment in childhood where you still barely believed you were magic? Reality was starting to leak in, first a trickle at two or three. Then a rising tide at four or five. But still you sandbagged it. Reality could be beat.  The right spell. The right star to wish on. The […]

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A THOUSAND STORIES IN A DAY: POMPEII

Note: This post originally aired as a review on Momfluential.net.   Up until recently I’ve been a DIY traveler. I enjoy the research that comes before reaching a destination, and the challenge of taking public transportation and the satisfaction of “discovering” things as I go. I may be able to (happily) walk for hours in […]

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TWELVE HOURS IN PARIS

 Note: This post was originally published on my other site For the most part I prefer my flights direct. Even on a flight as wonderful as our Air France Jumbo Jet… Just get me there. One and done is how I like to fly. Layovers in Europe are the exception. I have to touch down […]

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