I received orders to the USS Nereus, AS-17, a submarine tender stationed at Ballast Point, the submarine pier, at Point Loma in San Diego. I had just completed a twenty-four week electronic technician training course at Great Lakes Naval Training Center. A native Californian and unaccustomed to winter, I was grateful to leave behind the […] (Read more)
I’ve lived in San Miguel for a month. Some might argue that a month is not long enough to have a life anywhere. Home is a feeling, a sense of being. Like a tortoise, I take home with me wherever I go. La calle Animas 8, is home in San Miguel where I live in […] (Read more)
The day begins in San Miguel just before 5:00 a.m. when the rooster in my neighborhood sounds his reveille. The prolonged whistle of a passing train cuts through the morning darkness ten to fifteen minutes later. At 6:30, a cacophony of church bells fills the early morning quiet. The symphony of the sounds of San […] (Read more)
The sun rose to greet us as Luis, our driver, sped across the Mexican highlands toward San Miguel de Allende where my friends, Annis and Judy, and I will spend the month of February. Azucena, our housekeeper, greeted us warmly on arrival at Animas 8, and showed us to our apartments. Once settled, we headed […] (Read more)
I am packing for a month-long trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I’m well-organized and an efficient packer. My suitcase of choice is a TravelPro Platinum II roll-aboard which I can pack for a trip of any length. The longest I’ve lived out of my roll-aboard is five weeks. No problem. It isn’t necessary […] (Read more)
I spent last week in Sedona, Arizona, with my cousins who invited me to join them at their timeshare there. Situated in the beautiful red rock country of Arizona, Sedona delights all of the senses. The weather was sunny and cool, allowing us to take advantage of the area’s alluring charm and beauty. Not to […] (Read more)
Fitch, Noel Riley. ‘Walks in Hemingway’s Paris: A Guide to Paris for the Literary Traveler. Hemingway, Ernest. A Moveable Feast. Lee, Jennifer. Paris in Mind: Three Centuries of Americans Writing about Paris. Maisel, Eric. A Writer’s Paris: A Guided Journey for the Creative Soul.
Enjoying the first two weeks of January alone in Paris (i.e., without travel companions to whom I felt obliged to play tour guide) and without a personal tourist agenda was heavenly. I rented a cozy apartment off rue des Martyrs in the 9th (Opéra) arrondissement where Sacre Coeur overlooks the quartier like a grande dame […] (Read more)