I read a lot of books in 2020. But how many do I really remember? At this stage, Jan 3, 2021, I can name only a few.
Last night I attended opening night of the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival. It was my first indoor event since Covid shut us down 18 months ago. Masks were required and it was a smaller than normal audience. And the performance was shorter, but it was mighty. The two artistic directors, Jon Manasse and Jon … Continue reading Collective Effervescence
To borrow from Margaret Mead, never doubt that a small group of like-minded travelers can make a difference in the world.
In this well-researched book the authors tell of the relationship between sitting and past presidents starting with Harry Truman.
In the 1920’s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered on their land, they rode in chauffeured cars and lived in mansions.”
If you need a mental break during this difficult time in our lives, allow me to introduce you to the writings of DE Stevenson. I began with Miss Buncle’s Book and just finished Miss Buncle Married. The Buncle stories are just one of several series of books Stevenson wrote, beginning back in 1923. She published … Continue reading Miss Buncle’s Book
We arrived on Cape Cod on Wednesday and are safe in our Orleans condo for the summer and beyond. In the past, we have arrived around mid-May after a road trip of 10-14 days, seeing the sights between Texas and Massachusetts. This year was different. We had doctor appointments and other engagements in Texas in … Continue reading Road Trip in the Time of COVID
For those flying in this brave new world, there are some simple precautions you can take to feel safer. The Points Guy gives some recommendations, and yes, it involves Clorox Wipes, to clean your seat, tray table, seat pocket, and the toilet. I guess we'll all travel with wipes, Purell, napkins, and more from now … Continue reading Sanitize Your Airplane Seat
These are things we never thought about before, at least I didn't! I'd usually give my bags a cursory wipe down, but that has changed due to COVID19. Think about it - you're not the only one who handles your bag. It begins with you at home, but also the taxi or Lyft driver may … Continue reading Disinfect your luggage – before, during, after a trip
It's good to know that people are still flying. Maybe some of these new rules should have always been in effect, but here we go. Read the CN Traveler article, but here are a few highlights. You scan the boarding pass. Whether on your phone or paper, you'll put it on the scanner, then hold … Continue reading New TSA rules