Recalling Winter

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America While friends and family have endured the winter storm that wasn’t in the New York/New Jersey area, I’m reminded that I haven’t experienced winter since the beginning of 2013 …

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Typhoons of Travel

“The sky, it seems, would pour down stinking pitch, But that the sea, mounting to the welkin’s cheek, Dashes the fire out.” –Miranda, from The Tempest, Act I scene ii I’ve just survived another typhoon, this time in Tokyo. Phanfone passed over Japan last night and into this morning–it was a strong storm and the …

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Frigid Return

I returned from Iceland last Friday and my New York metro area home decided to welcome me back with huge drop in temperature. It is significantly colder than it was in Iceland. I didn’t need a lot of my cold weather gear on vacation, but I certainly need it now that I’m home. I also …

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