“Isolation is a way to know ourselves.” — Franz Kafka I am certain I could not write about anything else this week. There is the kind of isolation I have experienced since moving overseas and then there is this. As I have said in the past, I am a introvert, therefore, I enjoy my alone… Continue reading Isolation
Tip #1: If you can fly non-stop and it doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg, do it. These days connections are killers. A delay in your first flight can mean hours of stressful time spent in an airport; sometimes even overnight or if you’re lucky, in an airport hotel. Keep in mind that… Continue reading Tips From A Seasoned Traveller — Part I
How does one reconcile, in one’s mind, the hate and corruption one sees throughout the world? The sad answer is that it’s almost impossible to make it right and all you can do is your best. This past week was a difficult one for me. I wonder if I should even write while I’m… Continue reading What in the World?
I’m spending this week in Eindhoven and Den Bosch, Holland and next week I’ll be writing a piece on what I experienced. I thought it might be interesting to update a blog I published shortly after arriving in Faro. I’ll note my changes or updates in red. Whoever said, “Don’t sweat the small stuff,”… Continue reading Time & Patience Blog Updated
Not everything in life can be explained. Why I have always had a desire to see Wales is not something I can easily put into words. Not unlike my father’s birthplace in Italy, I have dangled Wales in the corners of my mind for decades; like a treat I was savoring for… Continue reading South Wales in August
We live in a time of extreme superficiality and greed. I watched highlights of the arrival of “stars” to this year’s Met Gala and all I could think about was excess, but who am to judge. Some would argue that the Gala is raising millions of dollars for good causes and I’m sure that is… Continue reading Mixed Feelings and Conflicting Thoughts
I thought I’d share the highs and lows of relocating overseas. I’ll be in the States for my 60th at the one year mark, so I thought I’d blog about it now. A Brief Overview I have pondered living outside of the United States my entire adult life. Until a couple of years ago, the… Continue reading Nearly One Year Abroad
I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too. –Steve Martin Tackling this topic is not very smart.… Continue reading Managing Your Money