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To Be Asleep For Six Weeks

I took my first motorcycle riding lessons at age 11, the summer of 1977. My brother and I were sent to a two-week sleep away camp in the next town and they offered, for an extra $20 per child, either … Continue reading

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Ride For The Living: biking from loss to hope

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Over 250 people from around the world gathered together to bicycle 60 miles (97k) from Auschwitz-Birkenau to the JCC in Krakow. The Ride for the Living (RFTL) commemorates Poland’s Jewish past, celebrates its…

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Just another… brick in the road

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A crisp, clear January day was the impetus to explore the Old Brick Road. There is a ten-ish mile section of Old Dixie Highway that is a drop off the beaten path, bordered…

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Winter whirlwind weekend in NY; why not?

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A weekend with no holiday party scheduled and a clear weather forecast was a perfect opportunity to take in the New York holiday energy. Before the chaos and crowds we visited the School…

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Savory Sicily: a cooking class

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Villa Britannia is a lovely bed and breakfast outside the Porta Messina in Taormina. The home is inviting and filled with aromas that draw you immediately to the kitchen. Host Louisa greets everyone…

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Taormina: The terrific and tasty island in the sky

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Taormina is perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Coast and is often referred to as the island in the sky. It claims to have been inhabited by an Italic tribe during the…

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Excursion Etna

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Mount Etna, an active volcano with more than 300 craters, occupies almost a third of the northeast corner of Sicily. The mountain has been in our sites from a sort-of safe distance (nowhere…

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A celebration of true love and food in Taormina

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Weddings are always a time of joy and celebration; this one was extraordinary on many levels. The amount of love expressed by guests for the bride and groom was only surpassed by the…

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Sensational Savoca

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A picture perfect day began with some smoke atop Mt. Etna. There was a fresh snowfall, too.We joined the wedding party for an adventure to Savoca. A small town which sits high above…

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Mangia on Mt. Etna: mangiare e bere (let’s eat and drink)

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When it rains we find solace in food and beverages. Lucky for us, the family of our friends welcome visitors with open arms and delicious food. We traveled to the small fishing village…

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