Archive for June, 2011


Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Digestive biscuits spread with a thin layer of checkered chocolate bring me back to my little Ireland apartment. It’s right after dinner, hot tea is prepared even if it’s hot out, and I’m unwinding from the day. What foods take you somewhere?


Monday, June 27th, 2011

Beyond the landmarks and the sights, and even the cuisine, it’s the fleeting, unexpected parts of travel that can be the most memorable. Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar in New Orleans is said to be the oldest bar in the United States. Today, it seems to run on barely any electricity – it’s lit only by […]


Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

A crinkly piece of paper with a map drawn by a pharmacist who humored Mike’s French gave us our direction in Tunis. We arrived after a series of flight delays and a few unnecessary pit stops not having planned a thing. Also, because we had just finished planning our wedding, we didn’t have time to […]

a new commute

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

For the past four years I’ve spent a lot of time in a car…. Tomorrow though (or today if you’re not a crazy night owl who blogs and read blogs into the late hours of the night, like me),┬ámy company says goodbye to the suburbs and┬ámoves to Boston. For the first time I’ll be stepping […]

a wedding weekend

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

I realize I have been a touch MIA lately and while I hate to throw out excuses, at least for part of the time, I’ve had good reason. A couple of weeks ago my little sister got married. Have you ever seen anyone so beautiful? [I stole this one from a friend] The beautiful couple. […]