The past few weeks have been more than a bit rushed. I have had a lot of places to be and a lot of things to do. It seems like things were just spiraling out of control. All I could think is vacation will be here soon enough. It’s a vacation I have “planned” for a couple of months. And… Read More
I love taking photos and with that comes the knowledge that some folks are going to dodge the camera. And I’ve had friends and family who just ignore me for the bulk of the time, which is fine. The person who draws the camera either tries to stay oblivious to it or enjoys hamming it up now and then. I… Read More
I have to say, as a Southerner, I have always heard about Southern hospitality. There is a standard there you are expected to meet. It comes in all shapes and sizes. Opening your hearts and home to people is probably the central thrust of it. I have done wacky stuff like host people I haven’t met because they went to… Read More
I have to admit…. I hadn’t really given thought to U.S. Presidents that called Missouri home til I stumbled into history recently. I went to Kansas City, Missouri for a weekend to see long-time friends I had been hoping to visit since moving to their home state. On the drive southeast of Kansas City, I saw one of the familiar… Read More
My friends Onur & Burcu are on their way home to Turkey after having a short visit here. The majority of our time was visiting while shopping and/or eating but it seems the photos I took almost all involve meals! Anyway, they show lots of smiles from visiting with dear friends I haven’t seen since we met in Italy to… Read More
A couple of years ago, friends and I toured Italy together. Our trip ended in Milan and I was reminded of the spectacular duomo (cathedral) there yesterday. I thought the view of it, especially some of the ones taken on the roof may leave you wordless.