Full Circle

Sometimes life meets us in the middle…. Some friends come and some friends go, but thank God for those who hang on and ride. I saw my great friend Katherine a week ago, on this side of the pond. We first met around 15 years ago when she called me for an interview. She was…

Sweet November Holiday

  Thanksgiving 2015 “This year’s holiday was a sweet time of friendship, fun times in Vienna, a spa                                              excursion, and some good food!” Thanksgiving Day 2015 began softly. I awoke to the sleeping sounds of…

Brugge Anyone?

Remember the Belgian-Italian couple I met at Villa Marinella on Ischia Island, Italy? They owned a restaurant in Brugge, Belgium and invited me to come and dine. I’d since misplaced the information for the restaurant, but did make it to Brugge (the French pronounce it “Brooj,” and the Belgians say “Bruggah”) in early spring with…

Life in Germany This Time Around…

Germany for the 2nd time has been double the pleasure. Last year I came for the first time and knew I’d be back. Now I am making real effort to learn the language, so in addition to DuoLingo, I have officially enrolled in language class. Twice a week, another counselor and I drive to this…

“New City+Old Friend=Priceless Experience”

A little while ago  I took a train to London to meet a friend I haven’t seen in over 8 years. “J” was amazing! He complimented me from the moment I got off the plane, was there to greet me with a big hug, took me to get something to eat (my kind of man) and gave…

A birthday in Prague

So, this is my birthday month, and I decided that there was only one way to celebrate it– in Prague, The Czech Republic! Actually, a colleague said she would arrange for a few of us to drive over (Its less than 3 hrs away) because its her favorite city in the world. She booked us…