About Me



My Stories


Crunch Time

Putting on the Ritz

Granada and Sevilla


Tuscany and Umbria - 1

Tuscany and Umbria - 2

Driving in England

Dwelling in England

A Dozens Reasons

In the Hamam

Istanbul Greece Diary

Pearl Harbor Team

Old Girl



Grandpa's Cabin

Pay-It-Forward Latte

England and France

N. Italy - 1

N. Italy - 2

N. Italy - 3

N. Italy - 4

Lessons from 4 Corners


Going to the Dogs

Don't Embarrass Me!

Letter from Siena

Arrivederci Roma

Joining the Matriarchs

Living History

Newlywed Game

Chaos Theory

Zach on the Road

Huckleberry Season

Stanley & the Sunbeam

I Dare Say

Middle School Relay

Grad Party


Moving On

Newlywed Couches


Old Faithful Inn


Sweet Potato

Mother Bear

Two Blondes in Iberia

Revisiting Spain

Curly's Truck

Old Buildings


Split Seams

All Nighter

Talent Show

I’m the wife of Jim, the mom of Zach, Annie and Taylor, and the maker of chocolate chip cookies. 

I’m proud that our three grown kids (and their friends) still come around regularly, even if it’s just because they’re hungry. 

I’m hostess of an open hang-out house. 

I hate to exercise but do it religiously. 

I’m forever looking for excuses not to cook. 

I like to write, travel, and write about travel.