"Do you realize that if we played by the rules, we'd be in gym class right now?" So I said to myself, standing outside Wrigley Field, staring at that famous sign, picturing a very young Matthew Broderick....and wishing I hadn't left my sunscreen back in Indiana. (Substitute "gym class" with "meeting" and we might be … Continue reading Deep-dish and hot dogs and donuts, oh my!
The other day, I found myself - unsurprisingly - in a diner. I had some time to kill, and needed some lunch. One cheesesteak-and-fries later, I was on my way. There's something...comforting about diners. About greasy spoons in general. It's easy to anticipate the menu - generally, if not specifically. I can choose between burgers, … Continue reading I’ll have…
Language is a funny thing. Travel can be easier - more comfortable - when we know the host language. In our shrinking world (and imperfect translation apps), though, it's easier to get around without knowing the host language, or much of it; more people know more languages, and when in doubt, we can pantomime. But … Continue reading Please make sure it’s pork
It had been a while, Ohio. Seven years, in fact. Long enough ago that I still didn't own a smartphone that time; how I managed to find my way in the era of printed-out directions is somewhat of a miracle. (Have I mentioned that I'm directionally challenged?) But that time I had a co-pilot, a … Continue reading Oh Hi, Ohio
I am usually an over packer. This weekend was not a particular exception. The problem was - I packed for a warm Mid Atlantic spring, and found myself in a cool, muddy, New England...almost-spring. And I was wearing strappy flat sandals. I hadn't been up to Middlebury, Vermont in 20 years (for once, not a … Continue reading The Land of Inns and Maple