Herman Maril, Africa, and Imagery

“The Essential Herman Maril” is the title of the art show currently featured at  Acme Fine Art in Boston.  The exhibit of works selected by Gallery owners James Bennette and David Cowan provides the viewer with an opportunity to become acquainted with some of the subject themes important in my father’s life. . His careerContinue reading “Herman Maril, Africa, and Imagery”

High in the Andes Mountains of Peru the Number Three Has Many Meanings

I hold three crisp green Coca leaves…messages delivered to the fabric of the universe….

Poetry on a Cape Cod Beach

Easter weekend on Cape Cod, walking on a windy beach, the sun shining in your face. It can’t get much better than this! Patterns on the Beach Shapes that look like fish bones Pressed into the wet sand The impressions of undulating waves A thumbprint of the sea. I walk along the ocean’s edge atContinue reading “Poetry on a Cape Cod Beach”

Wedding Weekend in Madison Wisconsin

Last weekend my son Christopher Patrick got married to his long time sweetheart Laura Smith. The wedding took place outside the home of Laura’s parents in Oregon, Wisconsin near Madison. I had not seen my son Justin, who lives in Indonesia since Christmas, so I was very excited at the prospect of a family reunion. Continue reading “Wedding Weekend in Madison Wisconsin”

Sweet and Simple Wedding

Weddings don’t always have to be extravagant affairs. A wedding is really about celebrating a lifelong commitment to one another and the celebration is about people enjoying each others’ company. A few weeks ago I went to San Diego County to attend the wedding of my nephew Ben Crilly, who is a marine currently stationedContinue reading “Sweet and Simple Wedding”

Catching Up after Maine, Work, and a Birthday

It has been several weeks since I’ve posted in this blog, although I have been faithfully posting at least once a week on the Annapolis Taste blog.  So if you are ever wondering what I’ve been up to, you could check there. Back in July one of the members of my book club generously openedContinue reading “Catching Up after Maine, Work, and a Birthday”

Truro a Place for Long Walks and Reflection

It was chilly last weekend on Cape Cod but the sky was a brilliant blue, and being a magazine editor I’ve grown to appreciate skies. The photograph above shows a portion of the wetlands adjacent to the Pamet River at low tide. What I really enjoy about visiting the Lower Cape in the off-season isContinue reading “Truro a Place for Long Walks and Reflection”

When in Cuba Try a Cigar

  That’s me. smoking a cigar. Notice I have a funny expression on my face being that this was the very first time I had smoked a cigar. Well, not really. I had taken a few puffs earlier in the week, outside our hotel iin Havana, but that other cigar wasn’t half as intense asContinue reading “When in Cuba Try a Cigar”

Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive and Well in Cuba

Cuba might well be a socialist country, but during our  February visit we met plenty of entrepreneurs who found ways of making a little extra money on the side. Whether they report their earning to the government or not, I’m not certain.  But they found many tourists eager to part with their “convertible pesos” theContinue reading “Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive and Well in Cuba”

Visiting Cuba American Style

The swimming pool on the roof of the Parque Central Hotel in Havana, Cuba looked clear and inviting. Quenching my thirst with a welcome cocktail, Cuba’s signature drink, a mojito made of freshly crushed mint leaves, soda water, sugar, lime juice and rum. I imagined taking a dip in the pool one morning or lateContinue reading “Visiting Cuba American Style”

San Diego Thanksgiving & Zoo a Great Vacation

Sometimes you get lucky, googling to find a good restaurant in a new city you’re unfamiliar with. I certainly did. We had our Thanksgiving Feast at Terra American Bistro. My research told me it was a good choice and I was not disappointed. Chef and owner Jeff Rossman, author of From Terra’s Table is aContinue reading “San Diego Thanksgiving & Zoo a Great Vacation”

Amtrak Leaves Behind Students on Thanksgiving Eve

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. I’ve been away from the computer for an entire week, although not away from my iphone, so I did take plenty of photographs of our West Coast travels which I will post in my next blog. But of course when you travel, not everything goesContinue reading “Amtrak Leaves Behind Students on Thanksgiving Eve”