In November I headed to Athens, Greece, for client meetings. The meetings were shortened after I’d already bought my plane ticket, so I made plans to spend that extra time in central Athens as a tourist.
For my first international trip since the Covid shutdown, I was heading to the Netherlands for a few days of meetings. I decided to extend the trip a bit by taking a two-day detour on the way to visit my daughter, Laura, in London.
Back in the olden days, the NYC skyline featured the two towers and 9/11 was simply an obnoxious fraction and not the source of so much fear and dismay. Many things in our world changed as a result of 9/11, and one of them was the erasure of airport gate greetings.
My first time back on a plane since the coronavirus travel hiatus was my November 2021 trip to a St. Louis trade show. However, it is this trip to Boston that marks my true return to the business-travel way of life.
We have always lived in a world in which being around other people involves risk of catching something: a cold, the flu. But now that Covid is in the world, the chances of catching something are higher and the ramifications are potentially worse.
Covid can result in cognitive declines, and it’s not known how long these impacts last. Add to that the potential tripling of the risk for Alzheimer’s and more, and what we have here is a very strong argument for saying NO (or Not Yet) to “going back to normal.”
Ah, our beloved Long Beach wetland. We were looking so forward to making this our home, but our plans changed: We sold the lot.
It was through my appreciation of Philip Glass well into my adulthood that I was exposed to the music of David Bowie. A few of Bowie’s iconic works formed the inspiration of some of my favorite Glass pieces. …
There is a card game called Magic the Gathering that’s been around for many years. I’m sure an actual player could describe it better than I, but I think of it as a variation on D&D with cards dictating what abilities you have, the circumstances you face, and the outcomes of your encounters.
For years, when I was presented with my bowl of veggies and handed a spoon, I would quietly trade the spoon for a fork. I mean, I’m an adult: I eat with a fork! Ah, the power of subliminal programming!
The other day I told my husband that the canned chicken ingredient list includes tuna. Did I really remember seeing tuna in the ingredient list? Or had I imagined it? What if I was wrong? And why does it matter, anyway?
After 5 months owning the lot, we have finally completed the first of the many “lot prep” steps that must be made be made before building can begin.
Several years ago—at least four, if not more—I decided to knit a large double-knit blanket. Partly I’m only writing up this blog post so I have a place to commemorate this work. But also, I’m sure there’s a moral to this story somewhere.
Christmas? Hanukkah? Xmas? I say the holiday season in December is whatever you want to make it. So why not make it something for everyone? For me, it’s Lothersday!
With a deed to our new land in hand, you’d think that we’d be frantically completing the many, many steps toward building our new home. Instead, we are in standby mode.