Category Archives: Life: The biggest journey

Only three weeks late with that new year’s resolution

So it’s been a month of traveling and eating. (No new year’s resolution for me; I never keep them.) Lots of walking, but not enough to offset the tidal wave of calories. I was passing through my local airport and … Continue reading

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This is exactly why I talk to people on planes

Shows why talking to fellow passengers on planes, trains, street corners (within reason), whatever, can be a real trip. And what you can learn about yourself — and where you’re at in the bigger sense —  in the process. And all that … Continue reading

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An experience more addictive than crack

Not that I would know. In my case, more addictive than triple-dipped chocolate malted milk balls or vintage (yep, let’s face it; it’s that old now) Sex and the City reruns. I’m ashamed to admit it’s consumed every waking minute away … Continue reading

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Why travel can be the best learning experience you’ll ever have

For me, the next best high after travel is when I’m asked to play tour guide. Or offer travel help A few weeks ago, two people who might as well be from different planets asked me for the same favor. … Continue reading

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Heartburn over death of big ‘sister’ Nora Ephron

Heard the startling news: My heroine — writer and humorist Nora Ephron — was supposedly dying. By the time I logged onto the Net, she was gone. I may have secretly idolized her for decades, but I’m no celebrity stalker. … Continue reading

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I know just how that bullied school bus monitor felt

I never told anyone. Not the painful details, anyway. Instead, for my own sanity, I chalked it up as a rough patch in my horrible preteen (tween?) years. And used it as a proud reminder to myself of how far … Continue reading

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Now’s the time to plan that trip to Alaska

I’d always been interested in seeing Alaska. Not because of Sarah Palin. Because of my late dad. He was stationed there during World War II. I think he was up in Nome, which really did look intriguingly close to Russia … Continue reading

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