Whether by design or default, our homes reflect a good deal about our personalities. A 62-inch plasma TV is a not-too-subtle clue that home entertainment is important. Place an overstuffed recliner
FLASHBACK 17 YEARS: Small-Town Ohio, USA … I began my love affair with the French language at age 14. For the previous two years I’d been languishing in Spanish class, taught by Mrs. Black, who never shaved her legs but wore nylons
In America, the day after Thanksgiving is called “Black Friday” – the first day of the Christmas shopping season, and a chance for retailers to move into “the black” financially. Folks wait in long lines at ungodly hours for the chance to get great deals on special merchandise.
The responsibility for our Thanksgiving meal falls primarily on Terri’s very capable shoulders. I gladly assume the role of sous-chef, which in my case is a hoity-toity name for a potato-peeler.
I’ve never met any serious camper who didn’t comment on how much better food tastes when it’s cooked outdoors. From a weekend family outing
The silence was deafening in the French Quarter. The hour – Monday morning at 11:00 AM – caused some of the stillness. But what happened on Sunday was the prime contributor. Locals love their football, and the night before, the New Orleans Saints beat the stuffing out of the Dallas
It’s comforting to know that some things stay the same. As we wandered the streets of Budapest after a long absence, we wondered if we’d see any of the charming elements of daily life that endeared us to the Hungarian capital years ago.
In the Middle Ages, the most basic rule of kingship was to hold the high ground. Castles and fortresses all over Europe prove the point, and Medieval Buda was no different. Castle Hill, rising 500 feet on the west side of the Danube is Budapest’s premier tourist destination.