The Best Good Girl

Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | Category: Reflections


If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went — Will Rogers   The rain on my window was hard one day last week. It pounded in a rhythm of threes — tap, tap, tap — that gave me pause. I stopped what I was doing […]

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Italy Bucket List

Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 | Category: Reflections, Travel Stories, Travel Tips


The holidays stress people out so much. I suggest you keep it simple and try to have as much fun as you can. —Giada De Laurentis  Hah! — LD Jenkins   ‘Tis the season of distress. Too much to do, too many people wanting a piece of your time, and this damned upcoming holiday week, […]

An East Hampton State of Mind

Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | Category: Reflections, Travel Stories, Travel Tips


 And when my spirit wants no stimulus or nourishment save music, I know it is to be sought in cemeteries: the musicians hide in the tombs; from grave to grave flute trills, harp chords answer one another.  ― Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities    My birthday happened to fall on the weekend that just past and we wanted […]

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Campo 78 + Unbroken + A Box of Old Photos

Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | Category: Reflections, Uncategorized


I tried to be the perfect daughter, but my Daddy died anyway. — LDJ   That is a sentence that I have written before, but which has gone no place. I even tried it once in poetry: To my Father in Fiji, 1942   In this picture you are twenty The smallest in your unit […]

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Campo PG 78

Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015 | Category: Reflections, Travel Stories, Travel Writing


There was never a good war, or a bad peace. — Benjamin Franklin   It was raining the day we went to visit Campo PG 78. The PG stands for prigioneri di guerra, prisoners of war. We were told that students from the liceo (high school) would be helping to lead the tour and that […]