Into Every Life Some Leaves Must Fall

Before we moved to Maine in 2007, our biggest concern was whether we could handle the cold and snowy winter weather that is legendary in New England. In the high desert of Southern California where the temperature only rarely dipped below freezing and snow was an infrequent visitor in winter, it was definitely more of […]

The Costs and Benefits of Taking an Exotic Vacation

  The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines exotic as “strikingly, excitingly, or mysteriously different or unusual. Madagascar certainly lives up to that definition. We just returned from a two-week vacation in Madagascar. Just getting there involved a 5 hour drive to Boston, a shuttle to Logan Airport, a 7 hour flight to Paris to connect with a […]

Pride Goeth Before The Fall

Last month I confidently wrote about an upcoming solo trip I had planned and arranged on my own. I was unabashed in expressing the pride I felt in knowing that I was able to coordinate this 10 day journey involving three separate airplane flights, overnight visits in Idaho with both my younger brother and my […]