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HOW TO MAKE CAPPUCCINO

Buon Giorno! In my last post about hunting for wild mushrooms I told you that in the mid 1980’s I owned a country house in northern Italy.   That got me thinking about a habit I formed during my days living in Italy:  a Cappuccino habit. In those days the only people who had heard of Starbucks Coffee […]

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DUKE BASKETBALL – LIVE FROM CAMERON STADIUM!

My son, Taylor, is a devil, a BLUE DEVIL that is! So come basketball season we all get a little wild and crazy around here.  We don Duke T shirts, or in Taylor’s case, he dons blue paint…… Megaphones are used to proclaim our excitement.  We want to make sure that the entire mountain knows […]

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10 REASONS IT’S BETTER TO BE A SOCCER MOM THAN A SKI RACER MOM

Hi There! It’s winter up in these hills.  My son, Austin, just left town with his Rim of the World High School Ski Team for a race in Mammoth.  And the Winter Olympics are a few short weeks away.  So, I’ve got winter sports on my mind and that set me to thinkin’ that, as […]

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VISITING THE U.S. BOTANIC GARDEN CONSERVATORY- WASHINGTON, DC

OK folks, I know it’s the dead of winter and it’s not really time to think about gardening and all, but I’m on a roll here, so please bear with me. Remember how I told you in a previous post that I got a greenhouse for Christmas? Well, now that I am the proud owner of my […]

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“HOLY TOLEDO” – A VISIT TO THE CATHEDRAL OF TOLEDO, SPAIN

“Holy Toledo”  isn’t just an expression!  The historic walled city in central Spain known as Toledo is positively packed with religious sites.  The city is often compared to Jerusalem and its historical landscape has been called biblical.  That is because this very unique and richly diverse city was impacted over time by three different religions.  Like Jerusalem, […]

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A VISIT TO THE ANCIENT WALLED CITY OF TOLEDO, SPAIN

When people ask me for advice about where to go in Spain, I always say, “Start in Madrid.”  Madrid is centrally located geographically in the center of Spain and is a major airline hub.  But more importantly, beyond the attractions and beauty of Madrid is the fact that it is within a short high-speed train ride […]

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