Happy Fur-th day, Matilda

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Normally, when the cops show up to a birthday party, it’s time to go home. Then again, normally the birthday girl is a human. If you were out last night in Times Square, you might have noticed an eclectic crowd…

Sunsets and Shelling

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The shift from swanky Marco Island to chilled-out Indian Rocks Beach was instantaneous. On this barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway, life was slower and quieter. We wound up here by accident (which is a…

What Really Happened in 2014

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Well hello there. As you’ve probably noticed, I went completely MIA for a few weeks. I’ve been neglecting the blog — and you, dear readers — and for that I’m very sorry. It won’t happen again… because Alan and my…

The Baths in Bath

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The key to a successful long-term road trip is in planning your overnight stops. The not-so-secret secret? Choose towns that you’d like to spend the most time in instead of ones that are convenient for your route. (If that sounds…