Prague Week 2: Touring Like Crazy

Our second week in Prague: jet lag had worn off, we’d gotten the lay of the land in our neighborhood, and we were ready to play tourist. Jim’s mom Lia came to visit this week, so it was perfect! We did a little recon the weekend of Lia’s arrival (her flight was delayed by a […]

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The Grand Europe Experiment Begins In Prague

Well, here we are in Prague, at the beginning of our European fact-finding mission! We’re experimenting by spending 8 weeks in a culture we’ve never experienced, to see what it’s like to really live in Europe. We’ve been here for a week already, and we are settling in fairly well, despite not getting beyond hello […]

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Pittsburgh is on the List

I’m grateful for many things the past nine months or so since Daria and I kicked off the moorings. Not the least of which are the opportunities we’ve had to see so many places we now love but had not given much thought to before. Let’s add Pittsburgh to the growing list. We’ve come to […]

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Daily Journal and the Star Rating System

Hello friends! Well, we’ve been traveling a whole lot, and NOT posting a whole lot. My New Year’s resolution isn’t panning out too well. I can’t even seem to keep up with the daily list of restaurants we’ve been to (so we can remember where we’ve been!). Over-30 moments abound as we try (and fail) […]

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Be careful what you wish for

It was a dark and stormy afternoon. The icy winds battered the sides of our Subaru as it barreled down interstate ninety-one. Walls of snowdrifts lined what might be the road in front of us, somewhere under the banshee wisps of icy dust. We trusted that the rut made by snow plows and unseen traffic […]

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