What is it about Big Bend?

“According to Apache legend, after creating the universe, the Great Spirit tossed a large pile of leftover boulders and debris on the Big Bend.” “Oh, so you’ve been to Big Bend . . .” Yes. I’ve been so many times that I have lost count. I was married in Marathon, […]

The Christmas tree in front of Santa Maria del Fiore

My Room with a View

In those winter nights next to the Duomo, life came back to me. It’s an 88 step climb to a week I now carry with me always. Paolo opened the door of my taxi. “Ciao, Anna. Your trip was good?” He took one of my two small bags, and we mountain-goated it […]

Only in a Leap

“Only in the leap from the lion’s head will he prove his worth.” There were three friends at unhappy points in their marriages. We talked numerous times about what we should do. In 2003, I am the one who left her marriage. It took me two years of thinking. I […]

Ann Paris Carte Orange

First Solo Travel

The year was 1985: an account of the first time I traveled solo in Europe. At twenty, I traveled abroad alone. I had two weeks in Britain by myself before going to Paris for a semester of study. It was my junior year at university. My plans included a […]

Catherine - Glenwood cemetery

All Hallows Day

  I took this picture in Glenwood Cemetery in Houston in March of 2008. I had an assignment for a photography class, and my daughter, Catherine, agreed to be my subject. Bribery with Italian cream cake was involved. Drew was with us in the cemetery. It was a […]