The Accidental Birthday

On Sundays, I like to attend the Conversation Cafe. It’s a concept, developed in the US, of sharing your opinions with others, based on a pre-chosen topic. There is a host and there are some rules, which mostly entail common sense and common courtesy. The group...
Talk of the Toun

Talk of the Toun

The pink double-decker buses rumble by all day, rattling down the cobblestones here in Edinburgh. They pass by every 5 minutes or so. Except when I want one. Then, it seems like I just missed the last one and next one (Edinburgh has conveniently installed electronic...
Pillow 7

Pillow 7

It was fun to meet up with my friends from Chile and to scamper about the Scottish Highlands with them, but being up early and on the go every day was exhausting, so I’ve been taking it easy here in Glasgow at Pillow 7, a comfortable little 17-room hotel in the...
Pillow 5

Pillow 5

In a true “Small World Moment,” I am sharing my Pillow 5 experience with friends who are also visiting here from Chile. We are nestled in a tiny (4 room) bed and breakfast in Portree, Scotland, in the Isle of Skye. I think this post will be best as a photo...
Pillow 2

Pillow 2

If London is glitz and glamour, Pillow 2 is relaxed and comfortable. Here I am in Manchester, visiting a friend I’ve known since first grade. He’s been an expat in the UK for 30 years. This is my second visit to Manchester. My friend and his partner have...

Forever 39

Today is my birthday. Like the old vaudevillian Jack Benny, who never admitted being older than 39, I’ve stopped counting. People who know me best, know that my cake will be chocolate, but I couldn’t resist posting this photo of a Cherbluble. It is pie,...

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