Thoughts on Paris …

Got back last night from 10 days in Paris. Home is a very good place. Random thoughts on Paris and the trip. I am heartily sick of baguettes. Not sure it says much about your culinary prowess if you can only seem to have one kind of bread for everything…

Memories of my mom …

So, mom moved into her mansion back on Oct. 10. It’s been a rough month since then to say the least. Easier than I would have expected, but don’t let anyone ever tell you that losing a parent isn’t a big deal. I don’t care how old they were, it…

Bookpile: October 2010

Larklight – I’m heavy on the kids books this month. Means of escape. And this one is pretty darned escapist. Imagine that Newton didn’t just figure out gravity, but also faster than light travel. What we end up with is a Victorian world in which England’s empire stretches not just…