Road Trip to Bentonville

It started with a phone call from Robin. “Hey, you want to drive over to Bentonville, Arkansas to see the new Crystal Bridges art museum?” Of course I did. We both adore road trips. Bentonville, home of Wal-Mart, was a nice long distance – about 20 hours – from...

Some Advice for Travelers to Ethiopia, Part II

As I noted in an earlier post, my friends and I loved our trip to Ethiopia. And although we’re all experienced travelers, we learned lots as we went. Here are some more things that might help you enjoy your time there – and do go! 1) Talk to people and ask questions....

A Few of My Favorite Books about Paris

Ever since Donna Morris and I started planning a group trip to Paris for this summer, I’ve been devouring books about Paris. Here are some of my favorites: Nonfiction: The Hare with the Amber Eyes: a Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal. A history of a wealthy Jewish...

Life of a Cat, by Possum

“Possum, get out of the trash can. Leave that tape alone, Possum!” I love me a good piece of crackly sticky tape. It’s fun to eat, crunchy like a little bird (not that I’ve ever gotten my paws on a little bird, but a guy can dream). After I munch the tape, I settle...