Gap Year for Grown-Ups

Gap Year for Grown-Ups

My husband and I are retired – yay! We are enjoying a permanent gap year, something that we, as Midwestern teens, didn’t know existed. A gap year was something that well-heeled kids did—backpacking through Europe as a sort of graduation gift from their...
Gap Year for Grown-Ups

The Return of Travel

Back in the day when we were working stiffs, my husband and I enjoyed Sundays as a day of rest. It was our habit to settle with a mug of coffee and several muffins, sided with fruit, and enjoy a leisurely read of three (!) Sunday papers: the LA Times, The Orange...
I Speak ‘Strine – and You can, too!

I Speak ‘Strine – and You can, too!

Though the country is as locked down as America is, it’s Spring Down Under now and my husband and I would love to travel to Australia again. Again and again. There’d be no language barrier… well, of course, you think. Aussies speak English. However,...
My well-spent time during the pandemic

My well-spent time during the pandemic

COVID is making me patient/impatient, a duality of mind, body, and soul on steroids while I await both doses of my vaccine shot. Especially as the prospect of new vicious variants emerge as the virus mutate to conquer the world. Sigh. Throughout my life, I’ve...