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Roman Holiday

Channeling my inner Audrey Hepburn, I spent five wonderful days in Rome at the start of an Italian vacation, exploring parts of the city I’d never been to before. MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts located in the … Continue reading

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Over the River and Through the Woods

My family and I went west–way, way west for the post-Thanksgiving weekend. New York State is bigger than I realized especially “upstate,” which seems composed of small churches, farms and roadways with impressively little travel. The drive is easy, as … Continue reading

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Papa and the Polydacts

In 1931, Ernest Hemingway and wife #2, Pauline Pfeiffer, bought a large house in then- out- of- the way Key West and lived there for about ten years. During this period, Hemingway wrote many of his most famous works including. … Continue reading

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Racing (and eating) for the Cure

  I’ve run or walked in the Vermont (now the Vermont/New Hampshire) Race for the Cure for the past fifteen-plus years. It’s all about superstition. My mother died from breast cancer at fifty-nine after dealing with the disease for over … Continue reading

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Dogs Have Owners, Cats Have Staff

My grandmother and mother were vehemently anti-cat, almost to the point of phobic, so growing up I had no contact with felines.  Apparently dogs made the cut because we had one starting when I was nine. Years later, after my … Continue reading

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