Category Archives: Adventures

Cuba, Rum, and Hemingway

Mojitos are the national beverage of Cuba. Wherever we dined, lunch and dinner, mojitos were offered like iced tea and lemonade on a summer day in New England. Warning: they can make everything soft and fuzzy pretty quickly if seduced … Continue reading

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Cuban Cigars

One day while in Havana, we toured a premier cigar factory, and learned the intricacies of creating the world’s ultimate cigar. It would have been a fascinating place to photograph, but to preserve state secrets, no photos were allowed. 500 … Continue reading

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Cuban Artists

  I’m a member of a local art group that arranged an amazing eight day tour of Cuba. While the hours spent in endless customs lines both leaving Miami and entering Havana were excruciating, the experiences that followed were well … Continue reading

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Fishing in Anguilla

Anguilla, a sleepy little island in the West Indies, has lured us back year after year, to its warm Caribbean waters, pristine beaches, and friendly natives. A week bathed in a turquoise spectrum of dazzling water and blue skies restores … Continue reading

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Anguillian Gifts

Having unwrapped presents from under the tree, and with Christmas songs still on our lips, we boarded a plane bound for St Maarten…a sleigh ride, carribean style, to the little isle of Anguilla. We were eager to embrace old friends, … Continue reading

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Rhode Islanders

Hurricane Leslie kicked up the water along this beach with a ferocity that called all Rhode Islanders to abandon themselves to a thrashing by the surf. Little people, big people, intrepid old people, frolicked with the complete enrapture of children. … Continue reading

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The Creatures of Florida

My Mom lives 1200 miles south of us. The creatures snuffling through the backyard, lurking in dark corners, and crawling between the walls at midnight, are different than here. Growing up in the northeast, I am very familiar with the … Continue reading

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Jetting to Florida

I went on the maiden voyage of Jet Blue’s Embraer 90 yesterday. Some people I know would feel privileged for the opportunity to analyse how beautifully it streaked through the sky, admiring the roar of its newly crafted engine, and … Continue reading

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The Tale of the Slippery Dress

In April, Jim and I stayed in a small community on the Gulf coast where golf carts outnumbered automobiles. Families piled their groceries into the back, along with barefoot children, Grandma, and the family pet. It was one of the … Continue reading

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Spring Break… Bronx

Today was a classic winter day, with a wind whistling in from the arctic tundra. It had the whiff of polar bears and ice caps, but maybe my imagination was getting the better of me knowing The Bronx Zoo was … Continue reading

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