A Chance to Unplug

A Chance to Unplug

“Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.” – Harper Lee This summer...
Chicago

Chicago

“She is novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.” – Mark Twain I traveled this week to Chicago for a work conference, and touched down just before the clouds opened with rain. After a steamy start, Chicago...
A Time for Retreat and Renewal

A Time for Retreat and Renewal

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” – Albert Camus It’s been 12 months since I’ve last unplugged and rested, so this vacation is much-needed and heavily felt. My motor has been running hard on every...
San Francisco in January, a Photojournal

San Francisco in January, a Photojournal

It’s where we go, and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we are. – Joyce Carol Oates A week ago, I had the privilege of traveling to San Francisco for my job. The reason for the travel? Several conferences were being held simultaneously for...
The Surprising Beauty of Crane Beach

The Surprising Beauty of Crane Beach

Castle Hill above Crane Beach derives its history from December 29, 1634, when a group of Ipswich town men voted “that the Neck of Land wheareuppon the great Hill standeth, which is known by the name of the Castle Hill, lyeinge on the other side of this River...
6 Places to See in Prague

6 Places to See in Prague

In the US and around the world, travelers think of Paris, London, or Rome when they think of a European city to visit, but my personal favorite is Prague. It’s not only more beautiful than all the other cities I’ve visited, but it also is the most...
5 Reasons to Travel More

5 Reasons to Travel More

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”...