Monthly Archives: July 2013

After All

Finishing my will and power of attorneys for health and financial matters has focused my attention on end of life issues.  But while the legal paperwork is complete and outlines some generic choices, no where does it say what I’d … Continue reading

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Pluto

One of the best things about moving is the purge that goes along with it.  Inevitably, something is left behind that you discover you want after you don’t have it anymore…my stuffed Pluto from Disneyland comes immediately to mind…but whether … Continue reading

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Lament

I know that every generation laments the demise of values, fashions, and twinkies from their past and typically the older you are, the more you lament.  It’s likely that lamenters also embrace some of the “new-fangled” stuff, especially if it … Continue reading

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Paper

Some things are easy to throw away or recycle.  As I pack with the intention of taking only  “crucial” belongings, I toss clothes, cookware, linens, toiletries and office supplies with abandon. Then, I get stuck on paper.  I have half used … Continue reading

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Manifesting Meant To Be

A person very dear to me once challenged my fatalistic beliefs and introduced the philosophy of creating destiny instead of accepting it.  Since then, my universe has grown and brightened with each new experience that I’ve desired and visualized.  Long before joining … Continue reading

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Hello Again

It’s been several days since a posting and I’m just checking in briefly today.  After a week of mellowing on Marco Island, my life jumped into high gear when my French visa was unexpectedly approved early on July 22.  As … Continue reading

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As the French Would Say…

…bon le quatorze juillet.  I will be celebrating Bastille Day with food-a fresh croissant au chocolat for breakfast, a honeyed roquefort salad for lunch, provencal sausage for dinner, and a decadent french pastry for dessert.  I might even splurge on … Continue reading

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Paintnite Miami

After attending my first paintnite event, I truly believe that anyone could have a great time painting and socializing in a trendy urban setting.  My night was at Baru Urbano, a fusion latin caribbean shack in Little Havana.  I sipped … Continue reading

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Art Deco District

Pastel sherbet colors on limestone facades accented with streamlined and rounded corner windows or walls, surprisingly placed portholes, and center columns announcing the hotel’s name and reputation to Miami Beach strollers and cruisers…this was my Tuesday afternoon in 107 degree … Continue reading

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Local Flavor

With juice running down my chin, I bite into the softly yielding flesh of a local peach.  The color is ripe, the fragrance is fresh, and the flavor is full and completely peachy.  There is no hard crunch or pithy … Continue reading

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