Travel

A Not Funny Thing Happened On Our Way To…

Hello, You know how when you fall, you get discombobulated? You stand up, but it takes a long minute or two to regain your equilibrium, not to mention the embarrassment. Such is what happened on our recent vacation. This is the not funny thing that happened on our way to see the sea turtles: There… Continue reading A Not Funny Thing Happened On Our Way To…

Travel, Writing

A Morning By the San Antonio River

San Antonio, Texas, the land of ma'am, terrific tacos, Chicana literature, and Nora Jones. I'm here for a writing conference, which ended yesterday. The place where I'm staying called me back to the neighborhood of my childhood. Wood houses with peeling paint, chain link fences, front yards of abundant flowers, blossoming succulents. Stucco homes of… Continue reading A Morning By the San Antonio River

Travel

Reasons to visit the NYC Library

I’m here in NYC visiting my son for an early Christmas. While he takes off to work, I go sight seeing. Today I visited the New York Public Library, the Schwarzman Building. Now, visiting the library might seem boring but for book and architect fans this is the place to put on the itinerary. First… Continue reading Reasons to visit the NYC Library

Travel

Exploring Central Park and Roosevelt Island, NYC

We're heading into Fall here in Southern California. I keep waiting for that nip in the air, the signal that real fall is coming. Maybe in November. In June I wrote about waiting in NYC. In July, my son finally moved into his tiny 400 square foot apartment where a queen size air mattress takes… Continue reading Exploring Central Park and Roosevelt Island, NYC