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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 …

Boomtown, Texas

In 1926, oil was discovered in Borger, fifty miles north of Amarillo, Texas. My father, William Davis Kirkpatrick, then 24 and single, …

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 …

Mohawk Trail, Massachusetts

On two beautiful fall days, Lilli, Violet, and I traveled on the Mohawk Trail and discovered five places to treasure. The Mohawk …

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 …

Scottish Cities & Towns

Cities in Scotland are energizing and exhilarating; smaller towns, while still stimulating, allow rest and reflection. Most of my vacation this August …

Edinburgh 2017

History:  In the wake of World War II, a group of visionaries pondered the future for European artists and audiences. One of those …

My 48th Bible School

Vacation Bible Schools were the glories of my childhood summers–Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist. I remember at least ten in all, not only in …

Granados’ Goyescas

The music of Enrique Granados, a Spanish composer, has fascinated me since my teens, when my piano teacher assigned his “Intermezzo” from …