Monthly Archives: May 2014

A Different Kind of Memorial Day

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace; Where there is hatred, let me sow love…. — Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi Pope Francis gets my vote for the most refreshing and inspiring world leader of the year. He … Continue reading

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What’s Your Pleasure?

“Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” — Gene Fowler Almost two years ago I started writing this weekly blog. Sometimes I am bursting … Continue reading

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Always a Good Idea

“Paris is always a good idea.” — Audrey Hepburn, Sabrina The biggest temptation with Paris (and there are many) is trying to do everything. We have the Eiffel Tower, the evening cruise on the Seine (with or without dinner), the … Continue reading

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A City By Any Other Name

“The Biggest Little City in the World” – sign welcoming people to Reno, Nevada Here’s a quick litmus test about your origins. When you tell someone you are going to The City (and you say it so that “The” is … Continue reading

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A Famous Book for Every State

“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” ― L. Frank Baum My son sent me a compilation of the “most famous books” set in each of the fifty states. Nothing invites challenge and controversy quite as quickly … Continue reading

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