Traverse City, MI Photo Series #1

My favorite part of this photo is the empty spaces – I’m all for cool uniformity but I have a soft spot for breaks in the pattern (oh, the psychoanalysis that could flow from that statement). The fact that it was taken at my favorite Michigan winery is a bonus. Shot on iPhone 5, blackContinue reading “Traverse City, MI Photo Series #1”

Mohonk Mountain House, New York

Some families have summer homes, vacation rentals, timeshares. We weren’t set up like that — rather on the frugal side — but we did have a place we loved to visit (and not be so frugal) when the savings account was full enough: Mohonk Mountain House. Mountain House is a “Victorian castle resort” in theContinue reading “Mohonk Mountain House, New York”

Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland

My favorite place in Ireland is a place I never intended to visit. We hadn’t highlighted it in our maps, travel guides, or list of “must-dos”; in fact, we had intended to spend that day driving along the famous Ring of Kerry. Granted, the entire trip was loosely drawn — this was our Women’s Walkabout,Continue reading “Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland”

Sedona, AZ Photo Series #1

There was a boyA very strange enchanted boyThey say he wandered very far, very farOver land and seaA little shy and sad of eyeBut very wise was he And then one dayA magic day he passed my wayAnd while we spoke of many thingsFools and kingsThis he said to meThe greatest thing you’ll ever learnIsContinue reading “Sedona, AZ Photo Series #1”

The National Mall, Washington D.C.

I walk by her side, and the darkness lifts from my soul. I walk with her, and I hear the gentle beating of mighty wings. Neil Gaiman, Sandman #8: “The Sound of Her Wings” Sometimes, not very often (insert 2020 joke here), I’ve had the luxury of traveling for business – and even rarer thanContinue reading “The National Mall, Washington D.C.”