Paris Apartments in the Age of Airbnb

Paris Apartments in the Age of Airbnb

Last Spring, we had the pleasure of spending a whole week in Paris. We rented a 2 bedroom apartment and were joined by our daughter, son-in-law and our almost two year old granddaughter. The purpose of our visit was to attend our youngest daughter’s graduation...
Home, Where Our Loved Ones Are

Home, Where Our Loved Ones Are

Yesterday I alluded to the concept of “home” and asked the question, What is “home?” Is it a house? Or is a house just a physical structure devoid of purpose, other than perhaps as an investment. Does someone have to be living in it to be...
Therapy in Solitude in Paris

Therapy in Solitude in Paris

When I think of a relaxing activity, one of the first things that comes to mind is reading a good book or going for coffee at a cafe. What would not occur to me is to take a book to a sidewalk cafe after dark to read in public. Reading in a park or at the beach makes...
Happy 100 years to the National Park Service

Happy 100 years to the National Park Service

August 25th marked 100 years the National Park Service has been in existence. The first National Park was established in 1872 at Yellowstone. But, from that date until 1916, the parks were administered by a variety of agencies including the Department of the Interior,...
Happy 4th of July America!

Happy 4th of July America!

To me, one of the best examples of the wonder, the diversity, and majesty of this great nation can be found in its national parks. So here are a few pics from vacations past. Enjoy: Entering Sequoia National Park The General Sherman Tree – too tall to get it all...
Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

On this the 149th year of my Homeland’s birth, I offer up a few facts: Established on July 1, 1867 (Patriation April 17, 1982) Capital City: Ottawa, Ontario Population: 2016 Estimate 36,155,487 (37th in the world) Land Area: 9,984,670 sq km or 3,854,085 sq miles...