Tag: Books

Pic(k) of the Week – Where Will You Take Your Next Vacation?

Pic(k) of the Week

“The person who finds his homeland sweet is still a tender beginner; he to whom every soil is as his native one is already strong; but he is perfect to whom the entire world is as a foreign place.” – Hugh of St. Victor, a twelfth century monk.

The Reading Corner

While I have nothing against technology and have read many books on my iPad, I yearn for books as they were. Fat, thin, short, tall, musty, moldy and the highly coveted, fresh-off-the-press. Nowadays, all books look the same. They are skinny, shiny, and they come in one size – tablet. Sigh. While I have all but given in to the convenience and economy of e-books, … Read the rest

Midcoast Maine – Day One

While I have fallen behind in my chronicling of this year’s Spring adventures, I will have you know that we are already dusting off our hiking boots and unpacking our recently acquired luggage paraphernalia (read baby travel gear) at a lakeside lodge in midcoast Maine.

We plan to have many lobster dinners, albeit cold ones. Hot dinners are a luxury when you are traveling with … Read the rest

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

 

“It takes all sorts to make a world, Jeeves.”

The incessant snowstorms and blizzard warnings of the last few weeks have put my travel plans on the back-burner and as I am apt to do in times like these, I have turned to P.G. Wodehouse. Having finished with “Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves” yesterday, my current companion is “Eggs, Beans and Crumpets” and so far it has not disappointed. Of course, nowadays you don’t see … Read the rest

Thought of the Week

Every time I see a gingerbread house I think of Hansel and Gretel. Yup, suddenly the drawings and even the staid fonts of my big fat Grimm’s Fairy Tales appear out of nowhere and am drawn into a world of adventure and magic.

I sometimes wonder about the future of books. With the advent of technology, plenty of things are becoming obsolete and that’s good. … Read the rest