Roman the Ruins

Roman the Ruins

International Living Magazine has kept me very busy for the past months. A book update, seven reports, 15 video scripts, a dozen articles, fillers, and Facebook posts later–I have resurfaced. Last weekend Keith and I explored one of the 12 Historic Villages of...
Making a List…

Making a List…

That’s what so many are doing this time of year. Grocery lists for entertaining, lists for gift giving, or if you’re a self-improvement type, maybe a head start on a list of New Year’s resolutions. Often the most fascinating lists are the “Year...
Of Husbands and Husbandry

Of Husbands and Husbandry

Keith has reminded me that he wants to keep goats and chickens on the property we bought and recently moved to. I protest. It’s not that I don’t like goats. In fact, here’s a photo of me with some members of the herd of our friends, the Machados....
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

This morning in Mafra, Portugal, it’s 44 F outside. The toasty Iberian sun will warm up things later, but the effects of La Niña promise to deliver a chilly winter in many places in North America and the North Atlantic. That may set some to thinking about a...
The Queen of Crime

The Queen of Crime

Guess who owns the title of best-selling novelist in history, having written more than 100 novels as well as short story collections and plays, and selling over a billion copies of her books in English and another billion in over 100 foreign languages? Yup, Agatha...

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