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The Year in Review ~ What a Ride!

2012 was good to me. But how good was I to it? How did I say thanks to the Higher Up for the 365 days I was given to breathe in and out? We’re not supposed to sit quietly and wait for the world’s gifts. If you woke up today, that’s  your gift. The rest […]

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French Women Really Don’t Get Fat

“Everything in moderation…even moderation.” ~ Julia Child Maybe you’ve heard of the little book from 2005 that became an international best seller, French Women Don’t Get Fat. Well, I devoured it (pun intended) and couldn’t wait to get to France and myth bust the entire premise. Surely with all that bread, thought this carb-fearing girl, […]

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My Midnight in Paris

“America is my country and Paris is my hometown.” ~ Gertrude Stein My childhood dream was to move to Paris and become a writer. As I got older and learned about the great writers who honed their craft on the Left Bank of the Seine, I longed to do the same. Thomas Paine, James Joyce, […]

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Forever Young – Storming Omaha Beach

“You were young the day you took these cliffs; some of you were hardly more than boys, with the deepest joys of life before you. Yet, you risked everything here.” ~ Ronald Reagan, at the 40th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1984. On a recent trip to France, my husband and I explored the World War […]

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Butter ~ My French Love Affair

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” ~ Julia Child I’m having a love affair…with butter. Since arriving in Paris, my healthy, butter-free style of eating has gone by the wayside. Instead, buttery croissants are melting in my mouth. Back home I always ask for the sauce on the side, a little something I adopted from When […]

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Afternoon Tea at 20,000 Feet

After an eight hour flight to London we arrived a bit sleepy but happy. We spent two hours in the First Class Club trying to adjust to the time difference. My body felt like it was breakfast time but the local clocks insisted it was lunchtime. Before long, we settled into our British Airways seats […]

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Chicago – My Kind of Town

This is my kind of town, Chicago is my kind of town, Chicago is my kind of people too, people who smile at you. – Frank Sinatra I grew up in the Midwest but didn’t always appreciate it. I took it for granted — the well mannered people, the change of seasons, the corn fields. […]

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