• Vintage photo of French women knitting

    Stitch and Bitch

    I have a confession to make. I’m addicted to knitting and crocheting. It all started last winter when I joined a Stitch and Bitch group and I’ve been hooked ever since.

  • Animated portrait of the author of Days of Hanako

    A Comic Blog

    These days, it seems like everybody has a blog. But get this. I met a Japanese woman in Toronto, Canada, who has a comic blog – Days of Hanako.

  • Maui

    Hawaiian Adventures

    Aloha! Ever dreamed of going to Hawaii? Well, I certainly did. My dream came true – three times! There’s more to Hawaii than just a tropical getaway. Here are my Hawaiian adventures.

  • 2014 The Year-of-the Horse

    The Year of the Horse

      The Year of the Snake has slithered away and the Year of the Horse has galloped in. January 31 is a new year in the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Gong Xi Fat Cai!

  • The metropolitan area has 1.9 million people.

    Zurich: New Year, New Country

      It’s a new year, and I’m in a new city and a new country. Grüezi from Switzerland! Zurich sits on a finger lake nestled in the foothills. The only skyscrapers here are church steeples and mountains. On a clear day, you can see the Swiss Alps in the distance.

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Overlooking the Tuscan hills from a restaurant in Capalbio Castle

Trip to Capalbio, Tuscany

  I went to Italy to visit an old friend who lives in an 800-year-old castle. Rosie and I have known each other for 34 years. She’s Canadian too. Over the years, we’ve lost touch but we’ve always found each other. She has been living in a small town in Italy for about 25 years. […]

Maui

Hawaiian Adventures

Aloha! Ever dreamed of going to Hawaii? Well, I certainly did. My dream came true – three times! There’s more to Hawaii than just a tropical getaway. Here are my Hawaiian adventures. But first, did you know that Hawaii is a chain of at least six volcanic islands? They are: Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai […]

The metropolitan area has 1.9 million people.

Zurich: New Year, New Country

  It’s a new year, and I’m in a new city and a new country. Grüezi from Switzerland! Zurich sits on a finger lake nestled in the foothills. The only skyscrapers here are church steeples and mountains. On a clear day, you can see the Swiss Alps in the distance. I left Toronto in mid […]

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