Coronado is Beautiful

Just over the bridge from San Diego is a small “island” called Coronado where the Navy has a base called North Island. Coronado is not technically an island because the southernmost tip is connected to Imperial Beach which is several miles south of San Diego….

Fishing Foster Lake

This story is excerpted from our 1986 memoirs of our North American Journey in a Chinook. We drove up the Pacific Coast of California, Oregon, Washington, Canada and Alaska, then across towards the East Coast of the United States, down the eastern seaboard, all the…

Gattopardo In the Heart of Milano

Gattopardo Milano In the heart of Milano, there is a 19th Century church that was converted into a night club in late 2001, called the Gattopardo Café (‘Leopard Café’).  This was one of the highlights of our journey to Italy and it was a savvy native…

Instant Karma New Delhi

Instant Karma New Delhi It was October of 1993.  The doors to India were many: continual flights and airport waits, customs lines, and sleep deprivation.  It took two days of travel through invisible time lines to reach the smudgy netherworld of New Delhi at 3 in the…

Me, You and a Caribou

It was 1986 when my lover, Mark Schulze (now my hubby), and I decided to sell or give away all of our earthly possessions and travel around the United States and Canada for the next nine months in a small camper. Our friends to whom…

Balboa Park San Diego Jewel

Here is a view of Balboa Park from inside the Museum of Man looking west. This is the top of the Arboretum which is filled with all kinds of luscious plants and flowers. Orchids flourish in the Arboretum in Spring and Summer. The Lotus pond is filled with Koi…

Grand Canyon Adventures

Grand Canyon Adventures The first time anyone first sees the Grand Canyon in its total vast “beingness,” is truly monumental.  That is why it is on the Bucket List of many people who live in far corners of the world.  It’s almost inconceivable that a…

San Diego Zoo Expedition

    Walking is great for both the body and the spirit.  Couple that thought with the idea that this is, as a funny commercial opines, “the most wonderful time of the year,” as children across the nation return to their school desks.  This means that…