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Philosophers Gathering

July 2, 2015

The curve of the world turns, with all of that flying… The first time I flew to Europe in 1986, I had a window seat and saw the sun emerge from darkness to rainbow to daybreak around the curve of the earth. No matter how many times I do this overnight flight, the enchantment of…

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The Floors at the Hermitage

June 28, 2015

The thing about a palace is that it is designed to be overwhelming. It’s a thing. If you want my opinion, building an art gallery beats the heck out of building an army…but there it is. Today, I’m going to talk about a couple of floor details. In the room below, there is one of…

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What is it about Art Galleries?

June 27, 2015

The first time I was blown away by a visit to an art gallery I was 20. A mentor and good friend sent us to the National Portrait Gallery on our first trip to London. Suddenly, all of the pictures from all of my school history books came to life in front of me. Queen…

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I Remember Traveling with Children…

June 27, 2015

I ran into a couple in the Frankfurt airport traveling with two small sisters. The girls were dressed in matching outfits. I laughed, and told them that I used to do the same and am now accused of “completely mortifying” my youngest. She is probably right – AND – so was I. She could disappear…

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Welcome to Russia…

June 26, 2015

What I love about travel is the unexpected. I am writing from St. Petersburg, during the time of the White Nights, where the sun sets at midnight. It is beautiful here. The city is full of canals, cosmopolitain food, and kind people. There were two roller blading guys moving down the sidewalk and through the…

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Gratitude, Abundance, and Blessings

October 12, 2014

An early Thanksgiving morning and much to be thankful for on this 50th birthday weekend. Our friends, Atsushi and Etsuko, and their two offspring, Hajime and Yuki, visited last night for two hours on their way to PEI to see Mom. That includes the time in the train station and on the way to the…

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Monsieur Le Frommagier – and a Cherry Bomb

May 21, 2014

At Les Halles, the famous in-door market in Toulouse, you can buy some of the best cheese in the world, whole foie gras from both ducks and geese, various fowl with their heads still attached, and stinky fish that I would not touch – but there it is. I am spoiled about the fish. We…

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Le Canal de Midi

May 18, 2014

For years, I have come to Toulouse, rented a car, and died of envy as I watched people on bicycles enjoy the canals. Today, we rented velo’s and rode the 15 km to Pechabou for wonderful Sunday lunch with Joel and Cathy, Martine, Joelle et Herve and Maella and Alessia, Agnes and Christian – all…

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A Quest for Cafe’s

May 17, 2014

The weather here has been glorious. Our street is very narrow (tres etroit) and we are on the ground floor, so we wake up in the morning and look straight up – through the impossibly 10 ft tall windows – right at the top – to see the colour of the sky. It is blue…

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Nous Sommes a Toulouse!

May 14, 2014

…and it is still a beautiful, happy place. We arrived at the gate in Dublin and suddenly moved back into our habit of only speaking French outside the apartment – to each other and to everyone else. It is SO lovely. The bags arrived safely – but they have a new control scheme on the…

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