Art Lovers Delight

Every city has great buildings, but Chicago is its’ great buildings. Everything is framed by remarkable architecture and the windy city blew me away.
Although it’s a sports town, which I have no interest in, I was gawking at the stratospheric, glass-floored Willis Tower to Frank Gehry’s swooping silver Pritzer Pavilion to Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained glass Robie House.

There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met

When I lived in New York, I spent a labor day week-end in Philadelphia, with a friend. I had been on the east coast eleven months, and it was an end of summer farewell. I loved the historical points of interest that I witnessed from my window seat as she drove along the Delaware River. She was half- Irish and half- Philippine and classy in every sense of the word. She had a decade on me, and had lived in Italy, serving as an attaché to some dignitary.

Hot Fun in the Summertime

ummers make me think of my trip to Greece. I couldn’t believe where lies the cradle of civilization it was not possible to have an intelligent conversation, much less a philosophical one. That’s when I figured out that cold climates breed indoor activities and intellectual pursuits such as playing an instrument, classical music, painting, playing board games, doing puzzles, knitting and reading.
Summer is time for conversing and being with family and friends in outdoor activities such as swimming, playing volleyball, picnicking, bike riding, and cricket.