A New Year of Travel

It's a new year full of new experiences yet to be imagined. I have 48 things to do for my birthday list this year, which averages out to four new things per month. I kicked off the year by attending a travel show and seeing travel writer Patricia Schultz speak. I didn't know her background... Continue Reading →

Chocolate and a Croissant

I love chocolate. I love croissants. I love chocolate croissants. I visited a new place in my neighborhood for the croissant. It's super-new, having just opened in the last month or so. It's a French place called Cremeux that sells French pastries, sandwiches, coffee, and Belgian chocolate. I ran in to get something to go,... Continue Reading →

A Royal Visit: Part 2

As luck would have it, my office building looks out onto the back of the Four Seasons, where Will and Kate were staying during their visit. Although I work remotely most of the time, my student employees and I had decided weeks earlier to work in the office on Friday, December 2—which was the day... Continue Reading →

And All That Jazz

I had heard about a recurring jazz concert series in my neighborhood before COVID hit. I didn't know much about it, except that it was free (donations encouraged) and it was held in the basement of the local VFW hall. Then COVID happened, and I didn't give it another thought for years. A month or... Continue Reading →

Dry Brushing

I'm running out of time to finish my birthday list this year, so I'm focusing on visiting local businesses that I haven't been to before. I've walked past Violet Skin Boutique countless times over the past 13 years. I couldn't splurge on its signature treatment, facials, at the moment, but I was intrigued by a... Continue Reading →

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