Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ghosts of Europe Past: Three More Haunting Tales

Our fascination with  ghosts begins in our earliest years. Perhaps as children we are more open to specters lurking just beyond our everyday reality, and as adults we begin to tune them out.  For the kid in you, here are … Continue reading

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HOW TO RISK A STRETCH IN SOVIET PRISON AND STILL HAVE FUN: A Prague Adventure

Have I ever mentioned  flirting with years in a Soviet prison for breaking the law  with a baker’s dozen university students behind the Iron Curtain?  No?  Well, the story goes something like this… Late in the ‘70’s I was teaching German studies … Continue reading

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ONE MORE REASON TO LOVE ANIMALS: ROXIE AND FRIENDS

Those who know me know I’m nuts about animals.  Any kind of animal.  That’s why you sometimes duck into the nearest alcove if you see me coming with flyer in hand showing some adorable dog, cat, rat, bird, fish—and yes, … Continue reading

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PLANNING YOUR EUROPE TRIP…AND A SAMPLE TASTE OF ROME AND SURROUNDINGS

Unless you’re a frequent traveler to Europe, deciding where to go and how long to stay can seem overwhelming.  Since now is the time to make plans for this travel season, let me share a few tips on what works … Continue reading

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