Bobby of the Alameda

Bobby of the Alameda

Mexico –  a complex culture of family, friends, and connections. Its warm and charming people gather happily to chat and share, most times in the plazas.  One such locus, Alamos’ Plaza de la Alameda, is a bustling center complete with bandstand for music.  In...
Coincidences Strange and Wonderful

Coincidences Strange and Wonderful

Coincidences, Strange and Wonderful Several years ago, our flying adventures propelled us to the artsy, picturesque Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende. In those days it was still quite authentically, culturally Mexican, with all of the country’s flavor and charm...
Tis The Season to Be Jolly – or  not

Tis The Season to Be Jolly – or not

  It goes like this. The Devil has a garage sale. The crowd is interested but not big. He isn’t, after all, too popular. I stop in, against my better judgement. Curiosity nudging me along, I peer and poke over the collection of old tools – a trowel, a broken car part...
Student Pilot Terrors

Student Pilot Terrors

FIRST TIME OUT ALONE “Oh please God, I’m lost,” I whimpered. As I write this, I’m a student pilot again. Remembering, my palms go cold and slippery with sweat. It was solo time again – this time to fly away from home. I hoped. Puffed up with bravado, I pleaded with my...
My Friend Anne

My Friend Anne

The woman who once staffed our Princeton post office, the pivotal citizen in the gathering place of our country town, is gone. Anne Mason, postmistress to a generation, was days ago struck down by an ugly, fast attack of cancer. Annie was a woman of her times, a...