Using Expedia’s Vacation Waiver

What do I think about Expedia’s Vacation Waiver? Well, the jury is in . . . my refunds processed the next day. Here is a review of how the Vacation Waiver worked. Three weeks ago, I made plans to visit Colorado for a long weekend. I was supposed to leave today […]

The Lady in the Hermès Scarf

Elena tugged at a corner, and the heavy silk twill slipped from beneath the stack of scarves in the drawer to fall open in her hands. In the field of cerulean blue, the silver bark of the tree shone. The slender branches stretched up from the trunk reaching almost to the limits of the carré, […]

Of Paper and Books and Ink

In an age where everything is increasingly digital, why do we love paper so? It’s the delicate scrollwork of a printed design. The fragrance of a leather book. The way a thick sheet of paper folds under your hand, pushing back up at your fingers . . . What […]

Love in the Afternoon, Revisited

This was originally posted in October 2015. As I work on downsizing to move from a large house into a condominium, the conundrum of which possessions to part with is sometimes easy, often hard. Mr. Underwood came home with me last year, and I am please to say […]

Spirit Airlines Airbus A321

The Truth about Spirit Airlines

There are things you should know before booking a flight with Spirit Airlines. I’ve taken my first Spirit Airlines trip, and it was an experience. There’s a lot not to like about Spirit. The attitude of Ben Baldanza, who was CEO of the airline until January 2016, was […]

Word Swag and Some Rilke

Good morning everyone — a short coffee post to share a great iPhone/iPad app for creating custom text layouts for social media.  Word Swag has been around for awhile, but I used it for the first time yesterday. I’m a big Photoshop user, and have been going back to version […]

Canoeing the Swamps of Louisiana

Impulse Along the edge of my consciousness, there is an eddy line. Whenever I cross this mark, The current hits the bow, turning me downstream. Water spills off the paddle in steady trickles as the canoe shoots forward. I am a quiet cut on the surface, Moving through […]