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Category Archives: Travels

I’ve Been Away

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October 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Depths of a Mature Garden

During our visit to Seattle last week, my friend Wendy offered to take us to Dunn Gardens, a little-known place in the Broadview neighborhood northeast of downtown.  The gardens, which … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Fascination of a Port City

My mother-in-law lives in West Seattle, but we always stay downtown in a hotel.  So I spend a lot of time as a passenger, whizzing back and forth over the … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

Florida Out of Season

Occasionally we come down to Florida to visit old family friends, especially in the off-season when everything’s cheaper.  It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been here, and the … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · 6 Comments

I’ve Been Away

I’ve been away visiting my parents in Pennsylvania.  It’s a grueling drive, but I love seeing the grand old mountains of the Alleghenies and being in a more serene environment.  … Continue reading

May 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

Gallery: The West in Winter

My husband and I once took a train to Seattle in the winter.  It was a couple of really beautiful days.  I’ve written before about how much I enjoy getting … Continue reading

February 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Tracking the American

I’ve been in Boston, attending the opera premiere of a friend and museum-hopping.  The timing was good, because I was able to visit the newly reopened Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

Gallery: The Passing Year

A few photographs to go with the essay.

December 26, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Passing Year

Can it be?  Are we there already?  Suddenly it’s Christmas and we’re gliding helplessly toward January.  2011 is nearly past, its events crystallizing into memories.  No longer anything to be … Continue reading

December 25, 2011 · 6 Comments

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