One of my best friends is living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for several months to complete a project — and I thought, what a perfect excuse for a road trip!
“I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.” — Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Your wallet and identification are GONE, and you have a plane to catch. What are you going to do? My cousin came to visit for a week, and was due to fly home yesterday afternoon. Before we left for an early lunch, Peter discovered that his wallet was missing […]
One of the most fascinating museums in the United States stands at the corner of Delancey and Orchard Street on the Lower East Side of New York City. Stepping into the Tenement Museum is time travel into the lives of hardworking American immigrant families. You pick your year. Would […]
Want to make someone hate you? Find a person who doesn’t know much about art and force them to spend hours as you drag them to every painting in every gallery in a museum while you read every placard as they fidget next to you. Yep. I guarantee […]
In early December, I drove to Rockport, Texas. Mission: to visit Whooping Cranes in their winter home. I met Captain Kevin Sims the next morning, just before sunrise, and we headed out on Aransas Bay towards the marsh and the cranes. The Whooping Crane is one of the most […]
And so it begins . . . I am on Star Flyer as she heads out into the Atlantic making for Barbados and winter in the Caribbean. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a tall ship is the stuff of dreams. Rope and cable thrumming in the breeze, the crack of a sail filling with wind: these are sounds old in human time — these sounds lie deep within our collective consciousness.
Hot Damn. I need a drink. I took three teenage girls to the Austin City Limits Festival. The original plan involved having another mom with me, but it didn’t go down that way. So I went, I saw, and I survived ACL. I had a Sunday pass, but […]