On Valentine’s Day with Love

            February 14, Valentine’s Day, is a holiday of the heart, a day when we celebrate Love and give gifts and send greetings to those we love. This has always been a special holiday for me, because my maiden name was Valentine, a...

What Do Women Wear?

Clothes women wear What do women wear? And why? As a long-time woman scientist—and a former tomboy—I’ve always been inclined to wear slacks—pants—to work and around the house. This modified form of menswear–tailored to fit the female form–is practical,...

Travel – Solo? With a Tour?

I‘m a wanderer, an absorber of dust from the places I visit. The world outside my comfort zone has always beckoned me to come, to see, and to understand (not conquer). For you, whether curious reader, armchair traveler, seasoned sophisticate, or would-be traveler...

Russia Revisited

This picture of the Moscow Kremlin was taken during a tour with Grand Circle Travel to Ukraine, Russia, Estonia, and Finland, May 24 – June 17, 2010. Personal notes on the tour have been posted on the blog site linked below, beginning with an entry on arriving...