Paris in the Spring: Rue Cler and more

On Thursday we took the 38 the other direction, away from the Seine. Our destination was Montparnasse Avenue, and eventually Montparnasse Tower, the tallest building in Paris. Our plan was to take the 91 down the length of the avenue on the way to the tower. After exiting the 38 we didn’t see the nearest … Read more

Paris in the Spring: Day 1

We arrived in Paris on time and with no hassles. There was an interesting wrinkle before we deplaned, when everyone had to fill out a slip of paper with their particulars, including where they were staying. Why? In order to contact us if necessary regarding the h1n1 (swine) flu situation. The ride in from the … Read more

Paris in the Spring: Preflight Interlude

To bed at 2. Up at 8. Leave at 10:30. Lunch, on the road, courtesy of Kreihbel’s in McPherson. Mmm, beef brisket sandwich, with extra napkins! Airport, 1pm. Flight to Chicago boards in about an hour. If all goes according to plan, we’ll leave Chicago around 6:30 and arrive in Paris around 9:30 Tuesday morning. … Read more

Cardinal & Oriole

As Sheryl put it, it was a Mother’s Day gift from nature when the cardinal and oriole posed for me late Sunday afternoon. It wasn’t as good as the return of our apparently lost for good cockatiel, Ginger, would have been, (she flew off a few days ago and hasn’t been seen since), but we’ve … Read more

25 Lessons from Mom

Speaking of Mother’s Day … I think I heard most of these, growing up in the 60’s when sayings like these didn’t raise an eyebrow. 25 REASONS I OWE MY MOTHER 1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE . “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just … Read more