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Page One of the Literary Tome: Antiquing–The Literary Way (A Book and Its Travels)

I was in the middle of writing a different entry in my blog, but kept thinking about writing the entry you are about to embark on. I put what I was working on aside…it will be good and worth the wait, I'm sure, but some thoughts are more pressing than others, and currently my day of … Continue reading Page One of the Literary Tome: Antiquing–The Literary Way (A Book and Its Travels)

Traveling “With a Little Help from My Friends”

I am dedicating this post to a very dear friend and colleague who died this morning back home in Florida and the wonderful wife he left behind. I love you Ken and Debbie Carpenter. You both mean so much to me. As suggested by the title of this entry, I have the Beatles song in … Continue reading Traveling “With a Little Help from My Friends”

The Final Chapter. Chasing Mary Leapor: Friendships Bound through Time, in Gifts and Writing

Gather round, my friends, my faithful followers, and those of you who have dropped in unexpectedly (having fallen down some internet rabbit hole), and let me tell you about special friendships bound in writing and reading, literary friendships. Welcome to the final installment of my blog series started two years ago with “Page One of … Continue reading The Final Chapter. Chasing Mary Leapor: Friendships Bound through Time, in Gifts and Writing

Chapter III. Aged 45. Sabbatical, September 2016. The Meeting of New Friends, Feeling Like Old Friends

This is the long-awaited fifth-page in a longer blog entitled Antiquing–The Literary Way (A Book and Its Travels). Do click on this link and read the first page (and then the second, third...), if you have come to this page without doing so. Are you still here, dear reader? I know! I know! It’s been two years … Continue reading Chapter III. Aged 45. Sabbatical, September 2016. The Meeting of New Friends, Feeling Like Old Friends

Airbnb, please

  Two years ago, on my first solo adventure, I opted for a combination of planning and improvisation. The extent of my planning was to purchase tickets to three Shakespeare plays and a lecture at the Globe Theater in London; a three-day stay at Hever Castle in Hever, Kent for when my mom joined me; and a … Continue reading Airbnb, please

Solo Traveling by Cabs and Uber

This entry is part of a solo travel series meant to help, recommend, and otherwise entertain those stricken with wanderlust but a bit fearful to wander... If you haven't read the Preface to this series start here first: Solo Travel Series Preface I suppose there are people who make friends on crowded trains and buses. I am not … Continue reading Solo Traveling by Cabs and Uber

Can We Prepare the Camembert?

I hate cooking because of all the steps involved--find a recipe, go shopping for ingredients, then follow the recipe. Too many steps. So my first recipe was inspired by the camembert mom already had in her fridge. She said she was trying to find a good way to bake it. I decided to look in Cooking … Continue reading Can We Prepare the Camembert?

Chapter I. Aged 45. February 2016. Orlando, Florida. Pre-sabbatical.

This is the third page in a longer blog entitled Antiquing--The Literary Way (A Book and Its Travels). Do click on this link and read the first page (and then the second page), if you have come to this page without doing so.  I could tell you a story about these past 24 years, a divorce, two … Continue reading Chapter I. Aged 45. February 2016. Orlando, Florida. Pre-sabbatical.

Prologue: Fall semester 1994. Aged 24. State University of New York, College at New Paltz.

This is the second page in a longer blog entitled Antiquing--The Literary Way (A Book and Its Travels). Do click on this link and read the first page, if you have come to this page without doing so.  I was working on my master’s degree in English literature and writing a paper on Lady Macbeth’s “Unsex Me” … Continue reading Prologue: Fall semester 1994. Aged 24. State University of New York, College at New Paltz.