Surviving a Home Disaster

You never really know quite what to expect when you return home from travel, but when I came back to my parents’ house (three pounds lighter!) from New Orleans, on what would have been my father’s 75th birthday, I sure wasn’t expecting this: I ran down to the basement to get the plumber’s emergency number… Read More Surviving a Home Disaster


Birthday Road Trip

“Films and hotels have many aspects that are the same.  For example, there is always a big vision, an idea.”  –Francis Ford Coppola   The Diamond Lounge at Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino was hopping for happy hour, but the bartender quickly served me the 2-for-1 special of the peach moscato that always lures me in.  My companion… Read More Birthday Road Trip