Tag Archives: travel

We Go to Ireland

My sister Libby and I boarded a plane for Ireland eight years ago this St. Patrick’s Day.  It was definitely a bucket list trip. Our adventure was also the impetus for my first foray into blogging, which was intended solely … Continue reading

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Epic Bloggah Meet-up Sends Maine Spinning Off Into The Atlantic

Yeah.  No, really.  This happened.  And it was every bit as magical as you can imagine, times 5 bazillion. My niece, Kelly, recently moved to Maine.    My daughter, Liz, and I made plans to fly out and visit her and … Continue reading

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Researching Homo Sapiens Vacationus At The Watering Hole

I will soon be heading out for a weekend of intense research at the watering hole that inspired this Freshly Pressed post several years ago.  Hope all y’all are having a great summer!                       ***Important Safety Tip*** Use utmost caution … Continue reading

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Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Public Transportation Needs

Behavioral scientists use Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as a model to explain just about everything in life.  The theory goes something like this: a person’s most basic needs must be met (food and shelter) before they can afford the luxury … Continue reading

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Like Two Ships That Pass In The Park

“Small world!” That’s what we say when we bump into someone unexpectedly, or find out we know the same people.  But do you believe it?  Is it a small world after all, or is that just a Disney ride with … Continue reading

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: London Edition

Me: “I just got back from a trip to London with my daughters.” Her: “How I envy you – I love London!  The art, the architecture, the history…what did you like best?” Me: “Oh, jeez, it’s hard to pick…” Her: … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno To Add Tenth Circle For Jerk-Wad Drivers

You’ve probably read Dante’s Inferno at some time in your life.  His classic vision of hell shows the damned reaping what they sowed in descending circles of punishment.  Murderers and traitors rightly occupy the lowest rings, but if Dante had … Continue reading

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