Who Are You When You Travel?

When I was growing up, I lived on a small street in a rural area where having friends over to sit in the garage and drink was the main Saturday attraction. In all houses, that is, except mine. My parents didn't drink and they weren't particularly social, at least not in the kind of way … Continue reading Who Are You When You Travel?


I have a friend from Lima. A mutual acquaintance introduced us because I was looking for a tutor to work with me on my spoken Spanish when I was applying for a special appointment in South America with the State Department. She is personable, well-educated, fun, and we clearly had a lot of common interests, and I … Continue reading Lima

Haiku October 24-26, 2014

Spin me round again Liquor-addled brains delight Let’s be this, always From a series of haiku I wrote from April 2014 - April 2015 to celebrate the ways that my partner and I were able to enjoy our time together each weekend. I'm publishing only the ones that I believe can be appreciated by someone who wasn't … Continue reading Haiku October 24-26, 2014