On Christmas Markets in France

I’ve been feeling overwhelming nostalgia for the Christmas Markets of France this year: the lights amid narrow cobbled streets and old cathedrals, the mulled wine, the cheese, yule logs and […]

View of Los Angeles and gardens from The Getty Museum

My son and I thought we’d spend the morning at The Getty and then move on to a hike or another museum. But the experience can’t be rushed.

Beach view pier in distance.

A few photos from a November walk on Santa Monica beach:

Baquette truck in rural Lorraine

At a social gathering last night, a neighbor and I talked of the coming winter, the heavy snows last winter, the joys and frustrations of getting snowed in, and the importance of stocking up.