English Translation

English is not my first language. I was born in Havana, Cuba and I was two-and-a-half years old when I came to the United States … Read the rest


Travel to Tasmania

We’re fortunate that Theo has a client who has offered to let us stay at his holiday home in Tasmania for a few days during … Read the rest


Sunday Gratitudes

A few things that are making me happy this week and that I’m grateful for:


An Introduction to Paganism

I’ve mentioned here and there that I’m Pagan, but I haven’t elucidated on what that means. Since I’m gathering with my coven today, I thought … Read the rest


Dangerous Australia: 12 Animals Out to Kill Me

There’s always a sequence during “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” where they show clips of the rest of the world ringing … Read the rest


Travel in Victoria

Last week I wrote about some of the places that make for¬†great day trips from Melbourne. It appears you can go to places like the … Read the rest


Happy Australia Day!

Happy Australia Day!


At Home and Abroad

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost … Read the rest


Cuba to Australia

Theo asked me where I would love to live. I’ve visited a number of beautiful places. London stands out, New England is gorgeous, and, given … Read the rest


Les Miserables

WLRN, our local public television station, is showing an anniversary concert of “Les Miserables”, which is my favorite musical and novel.


My Mom Goes Online

My mom is awesome. She’s kind of crazy, but she’s awesome.


Side Trips from Melbourne

I think Theo and I will be able to get in the car, drive in any direction, and we’ll hit some beautiful place that he’ll … Read the rest