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Life in the Time of Coronavirus

Today, Monday, March 16, 2020 is the first day of what the high schoolers are calling Corona Break.  At the end of what was a tough week both personally and professionally, what with the week beginning with a time change, a full moon, Mercury in retrograde, and ending in Friday the 13th, the decision was… Continue reading Life in the Time of Coronavirus

Europe and the United Kingdom, Family, Hobbies, Museums, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

A Magical World: Warner Bros Studio Tour

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” -Albus Dumbledore We have three Harry Potter fanatics in our family.  I began reading the books in 2000, after the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Much as I poked fun of the adults in my life for obsessing over… Continue reading A Magical World: Warner Bros Studio Tour

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Fun, Fabulous, and Free London Museums

London is famous for having some amazing museums with extensive collections. From art and history to science and anthropology, there are museums to satisfy many a curiosity. We visited two spectacular public museums during our stay in London: For the science lovers, we explored the Natural History Museum. To learn more about history and ancient… Continue reading Fun, Fabulous, and Free London Museums

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From Pasadena, California: The 131st Tournament of Roses

It doesn’t get much more Pasadena, California than enjoying the Tournament of Roses parade on a brisk, sunny New Year’s Day. To kick off the new year and new decade, we headed up the road to Colorado Boulevard dark and early for the parade. This year’s theme was “The Power of Hope,” and we saw […]

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Bryce Canyon National Park

This post will be another hike up memory lane, inspired by an article I saw on Facebook about the most beautiful national parks to visit in winter.  Bryce Canyon National Park was of course on the list, with photos of snow-covered hoodoos and bright blue skies. We visited in summer a few years ago, and… Continue reading Bryce Canyon National Park