Roman Holiday

It’s one of my favorite movies. Audrey Hepburn. Gregory Peck. But the real star is the eternal city, Rome. Today, I found a small statue of the Colosseo in the back of a drawer. I bought it from a sidewalk vendor, probably overpaid. It’s been a decade since I last walked the cobblestone streets. Yet, […]

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Desert Dwellings

I’ve visited Mesa Verde twice in the past five years. In 1978, it was designated as a World Heritage site. You’d think this place would be in the next Indiana Jones flick. The Cliff Palace has a lost city look. If you’ve trekked here during the summer, it’s worth noting a desert can be a hot […]

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Once More to the Lake

I stumbled upon Once More to the Lake by E.B. White today. It chronicles his pilgrimage back to a lakefront resort he visited as a child. When I think of E.B. White, I can’t help but recall fond memories from Charlotte’s Webb. There is nothing wrong with this. It is an amazing book (one of my favorites), […]

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Pepper’s Ghost

Completed in 1969, the Haunted Mansion maybe one of Disney’s greatest creations. Imagineers spent ten years bouncing around ideas before settling on the final version of the ride. When I was a kid, this was my favorite attraction at Disney World. It wasn’t one of the mountains-Splash, Space, or Thunder. Pirates of the Carribean was […]

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Perspective

I was flying out of one of the most beautiful places on earth, Jackson Hole, WY. I’m not a skier, but it was stunning nonetheless. Some places hold a certain presence. Yet, the trip had to end. When I arrived at the airport, there were two flights back to Chicago. The first had been delayed […]

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Moose

Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Eight degrees outside. Snowy mountains. Ice covered streets. Driving my rental, I turn at the Anvil Hotel. Then, I take another left. The city park is on my right. I do a double take. Yes, there is a moose meandering through the park. You don’t see that everyday. Well, maybe you do […]

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