D-Day Plus 10 Years

D-Day Plus 10 Years

I’m sixteen again, in France. My father has been transferred to Paris.  But he has war on his mind from his years in the Pacific theater, issues to set free.  He needs to see where it all began to end. So. We’ve taken our little Fiat to Normandy, map in hand,...

MATING SEASON

The afternoon rolls gently towards evening, the sun lowering almost perceptibly. I watch bemused the whimsical moves of a cluster of strutting crows just beyond the kitchen door. They peck desultorily for possible crumbs in the dog bowl. It pings and rocks about. The...
TUCSON’S WINE GUY

TUCSON’S WINE GUY

Tucson has been like an “on switch” for me, a happy place of creative inspiration, both for writing and discovery.  One discovery I need to share with you – a Tucson treasure, The Wine Guy! Jon Rogers thrives on wine education. In his own words: “For 37 years I...

SWEET TUCSON MOMENTS

Sweet Tucson Moments One of our favorite places for fun and excitement is El Rillito racetrack. Horse races are known for whoop-em-up thrills, but sweet moments of kindness? Let me tell you. I have dumped vanity for a helping hand. In the push and swirl of the horse...
Kitchen Fun, Alamos Style

Kitchen Fun, Alamos Style

KITCHEN FUN, ALAMOS MX STYLE OR MAKING DO The thing about living where you don’t have certain supermarket goodies, items you’ve become dependent on to satisfy your cravings, is that you have to make do. Like that sweet pickle relish for your favorite potato salad? Oh...