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A Joyful Christmas

My Christmas wish list this year was a request for sensory stimulation, rather than stuff: my eyes would love photos of any …

Advent Memories

As the Advent season begins, my mind is whirling with images and melodies accumulated over the last forty years since we joined …

Master of Adjustment

“If a man does not master his circumstances, then he is bound to be mastered by them.” That was the advice Alexander …

Big Bend Nat’l Park

Though Steve and I grew up in Texas, only last month did we finally visit the state’s crown jewel, Big Bend National …

Hilton Head SC

My family’s love affair with Hilton Head began with a vacation in September 1976. Lilli and David loved the beach, Steve loved …

Whistling Vivaldi

Claude Steele‘s book, Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do was sent me by the Rice Annual Fund …

Chicago, Chicago

Five days in Chicago gave me two ways to experience this great city, first with my family and then, on my own. …

Visiting Marjo

Thanks to my good friend Marjo, I have now become acquainted with many wonderful people and places in Ohio and Michigan. A …

Sailing & Stargazing

Stargazing was easy when I was a girl in the Panhandle of Texas. When my friends and I “slept out” under the …

Family Gatherings

Two holidays and one hurricane brought our family members together in the summer of 2017. Independence Day attracted most of our family …