Europe and the United Kingdom, Family, Historical sites, Museums, outdoors, parenting, Style, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation, writing

The Many Green Spaces of Prague

An evening walk after gelato with a view of Prague Castle One of the many things that I enjoyed in my brief visit to the medieval city of Prague was how much greenery there was around the city. With all of its history and architecture as well as modern conveniences, there was also much space… Continue reading The Many Green Spaces of Prague

Europe and the United Kingdom, Food, Historical sites, history, parenting, Travel, Uncategorized, wine, wine and drink, writing

Praha

The Czech Senate building I am currently writing from an AirBnB in Vinohrady, in the middle of Prague 2. At long last, and at the same time, all too quickly, I am in the Czech Republic, on a mission to drop my daughter off to begin her university studies at the end of this month.… Continue reading Praha

Family, Kids, parenting, School, Uncategorized, writing

The Class of 2021

Don't blink, I told myself not long ago. Because all too quickly, the kiddos are growing up. In a scenario that I could not have foreseen as I sent the kids to elementary school over a decade ago, my two eldest children both graduated high school in the midst of the Covid19 pandemic. Jacob graduated… Continue reading The Class of 2021

Family, Kids, Opinion, parenting, School, traditions, writing

Back to School: Version 2020

Sami starts her first day of eighth grade. Today, August 17, 2020, marks the beginning of the new 2020-2021 school year in our school district. To say that it looks different from any of the other 152 starts in the over 150 years of the district's existence is probably an understatement. There have been crises… Continue reading Back to School: Version 2020

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A Day at Mt. Baden-Powell with my Sami

Samantha at the summit. This past Saturday, with the help of a Subway sandwich bribe, I convinced Samantha, my twelve-year-old, to hike up Mt. Baden-Powell with some of our Scouts as part of their Sierra training. We started from Vincent Gap off California Highway 2, up forty unforgiving switchbacks, and made it to the peak… Continue reading A Day at Mt. Baden-Powell with my Sami