Taking Tea in the Kasbah


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I’ve been in a bit of a blogging slump these past few weeks, though oddly enough it’s not because I can’t think of what to write. Rather, I’m having a hard time organizing my thoughts for the posts I do … Read the rest→



I have two dear friends whom I adore and who are self-proclaimed Germaphobes. They aren’t what you might think of as the classic Germaphobe because they don’t have separate houses from their families like Howie Mandel. He is a major … Read the rest→



I am usually a think-it-through kind of person, someone who makes pro/con lists and weighs personal choices against the possible outcomes and consequences. But there are those occasions when I do things that are slightly lacking in intelligence. Then, in … Read the rest→



Recently, I watched the TED talk that Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed) gave in 2009 on creativity, the creative process and how the concepts of being a genius and the tormented artist construct were created. As … Read the rest→



Dear Tami, I’m pleased that you enjoyed your birthday wishes last week. No, I can’t reveal to you how my people acquired your photos. Just know that these are good people whose sole purpose right now is helping me locate … Read the rest→



On our second full day in Florence, Mappy and I had planned┬áto climb the 463 steps to the top of the Duomo (dome) at the Basilica di Santa Maria Novella. (Click here to read about our first day in Florence.) … Read the rest→



Dear Tami, I appreciate you sharing the disguises that didn’t pass muster with you. Thanks for giving me that slight advantage. But just so you know, coming out of the writing cave now and then to have an adventure with … Read the rest→



I’ve been one lucky lady these days, at least in the blogospheric sense. I’ve been nominated by the lovely and talented Ellen Gregory for the “Tell Me About Yourself” Award and have been given the task of sharing 7 things … Read the rest→



Dear Benedict, I’m mixing things up this week and once again sharing my letter to you with my lovely, intelligent readers. No, it’s not because I don’t want to share what you wrote to me this week, though you do … Read the rest→



Over the last ten years, the majority of my travels have included taking one or both of my children with me wherever I went. While I consider myself very fortunate to have been able to see places near and far … Read the rest→


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