London — A Writer’s Journey

In 2008, my family took a must-see trip to London to see the King Tut exhibit.  The tour hit American cities, sure–some not so far from our home even–but we all agreed we wanted to see Tut in London. In England’s capital city we could hit the British Museum in the same week and see the Rosetta Stone on exhibit there (if you’re tall enough to see over everyone’s heads–it’s really popular). We made a list of all the great historical sites, Tower of London, Harrods, Victoria and Albert Museum, Greenwich, Kew Gardens, Stonehenge–you name it. So we saved as a family to pay for the trip, watched every episode on London that Rick Steves and Samantha Brown ever shot, and made our plans. We ultimately kept our touring to the city of London proper–except for the Tut show, since it was in the Docklands area near Greenwich. Since we Read more…

Tomatoes in My Office Window

Last week I posted on the Tower of London, but this time I’m going to write about my little corner of the world. We live in an area prone to consecutive years of drought conditions, but this past year has been wetter than normal, and the colors are simply outstanding. This is the view I see in my rear view mirror each time I pull my Honda out of my garage.  I watch my neighborly deer graze in the side yard while I’m drinking my morning cup of joe, and I feed a raccoon family that has been coming by every evening since early summer. I would show a shot of them, too, but since they only come at night, and the porch light isn’t really brilliant enough to aid my phone in its picture taking talents, I think it would be better if I told you about them instead. First, Read more…