Yorkshire

  OK, that’s it. The universe is calling me back to Yorkshire. Where’s Yorkshire? Take a wild guess. Yes, England. The county of Yorkshire is where my lifelong obsession with England began. Having been afflicted with a chronic case of travel bug at the tender age of 17, I knew I’d have to study abroad […]

Plymouth Rock

  I finally made it to Plymouth Rock! Checked #29 off the birthday list. This is the rock.                   This is the monument built over the rock.                     My tour guide was Deb, who lives in Plymouth. After […]

Royal Genealogy MindF**k

  I know I’ll be a decent genealogist when I can get the “cousins” thing figured out. I’ve had moments of clarity when I actually understood the difference between a second cousin and a first cousin once removed. But they were fleeting moments. So let me share with you the shock I felt when I […]

It’s a Boy

  Congrats to William and Kate on the birth of their son! Can’t wait to see the first photo and find out the dustbin’s* name.       * Cockney slang for “kid”

Just Being

I recently spent a weekend in a monastic community. In early spring, I read an article about a monastery in Cambridge. I was intrigued because my mother has stayed at a monastery in western NY a few times over the years. The idea of escaping the concrete jungle for some quiet, reflective time appealed to […]