Monthly Archives: March 2018

An Empty Chair

Travel Flashback: It was my first night in San Francisco. I was a bit timid about entering any restaurant. But an Italian Family Restaurant sounded unpretentious and delicious. Inside, I learned there was a thirty-minute wait. Now what? I saw

Posted in Just for Fun

Travel Short Stories

Why would I want to read a book of travel short stories? I recommend it. I can tell you what it did for me. When I was an undergraduate student, I attended classes, participated in a few school-sponsored extracurricular activities,

Posted in Travel Posts

Ten Myths about Hostels

HOSTELS.  Here is my list of ten myths, but there are most certainly more. You have to be under age 30 to stay at a hostel. Hostels are open to all ages.  You have to be traveling solo to stay

Posted in Thinking Travel

Sarajevo-still moments

♠I was walking through the market and admiring the metal objects made at local workshops. As I was considering a coffee grinder, the vendor came over and demonstrated how it worked. He told me that you can always tell the

Posted in World Glimpses


When I think of a hippo, my mind goes to Henrietta Hippo from the New Zoo Revue, a children’s TV show that was playing in the mid 1970s.  I liked Henrietta.  She wore dresses and skipped, and lived in an suburban

Posted in Wildlife