Personal Update

Many of you already know this, but some of you may not. (You may also not care—feel free to move right along if you’re here for the freebies; there’ll be another of those tomorrow.) The past month or so has been exceedingly tough, but things are looking up...

Animals of the West Indies

  My husband and I took a wonderful and much needed vacation over the last two weeks. We have a timeshare unit in Sint Maarten, the Dutch West Indies, but one of the best things about the island is that it’s half Dutch and half French–the other half of the...

Slip Sliding Away

This is my treacherous dog, Philomena. See all that ice and snow? See that nice path we shoveled and blew for her? Well, she doesn’t care. She wants to jump up on top and run around. Which would be fine, except that at 30 pounds or so, she can go about ten or...

Australia, Part 2: Surfers . . . Paradise?

After we left Melbourne, we flew into Brisbane and then drove out to an area called Surfers Paradise. Now, let me say first that the beach itself was absolutely lovely, but my other impressions of Surfers Paradise were not as positive. In fact, I can best describe it...

Australia

I know I’ve been quiet lately, but I am in Australia and my connection is terrible. When I get home I promise many posts with animals. For now, here’s me with Theresa, a koala from the Lone Pine Koala...