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Lost and Found in D.C.

Lucky me—on my Labor Day weekend jaunt to Washington, D.C. I got a behind-the-scenes tour of the House and Senate. Back in the day either I zoned out during Social Studies or décor wasn’t mentioned because I didn’t anticipate the … Continue reading

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Back to Wonderful Vermont

To paraphrase Garrison Keillor, it’s been a not- so- quiet few weeks in Manchester, VT where I rented a house. The place is incredibly comfortable but has the look of “designed by the cat, built by Grandma”—eight chairs where four … Continue reading

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Hizonner

New Yorkers to the core, a friend and I went on a tour of Gracie Mansion, home of NYC’s Mayor. Too bad that the docent shepherding us was both uninformed and so dull she could have made being inside a … Continue reading

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Edna

As in St. Vincent Millay who called herself Vincent. She would have turned 125 last February 22nd; it’s also the 100th anniversary of her graduation from Vassar College, my alma mater. I was invited to a celebration of her life … Continue reading

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Visit Venice on the Cheap(ish)

Published in The Vacation Times Mari Gold July 12, 2017 Although Venice is an expensive city, a little planning can save a lot of money. To get away from the crowds and noise, consider staying in the Dorsoduro area, a … Continue reading

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Too Kew(t) for Words

From London I took the train to Kew, site of the famed Royal Botanical Gardens. After a very short walk I joined the queue at Kew which took about ten minutes to get to the ticket seller. My visit coincided … Continue reading

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Listening from Head to Foot

  Currently I don’t practice yoga but regardless, I’m a fan of things Om-related.  The whole Tibetan/mystical/artistic and, for some, spiritual gamut is brilliantly presented at the new Rubin Museum exhibition, The World of Sound.  (The Rubin itself is often … Continue reading

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Oh to Be in England

Bet I’m one of a small group of people who returned from London and parts of SW England with a sunburn. The first few days of the trip were cool; then temperatures soared into the mid- and upper- 70s—a situation … Continue reading

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Briefly in Bosnia

  Crossing the border between Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, (the crossing a non-event), is like going from the dazzle of Tiffany’s into a dark dumpster.  The countryside gets less lovely.  Once in Mostar, the difference between countries is marked by greater … Continue reading

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Zesty, Zippy Zagreb and Zadar

Awoke in Zagreb and stepped outside into the daily market right outside our door, bursting with fruit, flowers and all manner of Easter decorations, presided over by this statue of woman carrying bread on her head. Like Italians, (not surprising … Continue reading

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