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India, re-visited

India, re-visited

My old journal is in pretty good shape considering what it went through all those many years ago.   Onto the very first page of the pocket-sized 6-ring binder, I printed my name, Saginaw address, and my Metropolitan Life Insurance policy number. The 3×5...
The Best Things in Life are Friends

The Best Things in Life are Friends

Got up at 3:01 A.M. on Thursday so I would not miss my 6:30 A.M. flight. (If you’re one of the few people in my life who are unaware of my propensity for missing flights, you might not understand the significance of that.) Left home at 3:46 A.M. and breezed to...
Passport Stories

Passport Stories

J2106773.                                                                               422069098.   Never have I been any good at remembering random numbers – but these are two that are etched in my memory forever. No, they’re not passwords. They’re my passport...
Marilyn’s Michigan Adventure – Continued

Marilyn’s Michigan Adventure – Continued

The story continues . . . My younger brother, Ron, has lived in Japan for 24 years but has made it a point to return to Michigan and California almost every year to expose his daughter, Seiko, (now 17) to her American family and to American culture. I’m tagging...
Marilyn’s Magical Michigan Adventure – Part 1

Marilyn’s Magical Michigan Adventure – Part 1

Saginaw, Michigan is my hometown. I couldn’t wait to move away from there, which I accomplished in 1980. I never looked back. I return periodically for weddings or funerals or family reunions – always enjoying the few days I spend with family. But this...
The best-laid plans…

The best-laid plans…

We were headed to the village of Imlil, high in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. We’d been on the road for about 90 minutes, traveling from Marrakech in a convoy of four-wheel-drive vehicles. Every bend of the road provided a fabulous mountain vista. A couple of...