Soup and Hot Chocolate a Paris Experience

“Don’t bother with the French onion soup unless you are cold”, exclaimed an expert interviewed on the radio. Well, I was cold, so soup and hot chocolate became my frequent “go to” options in Paris. Not disappointed by the chilly, rainy weather in Paris, I enjoyed the city of lights, umbrella in tow and trying…

The Louvre!

The Louvre! The hustle of a Paris holiday week evening caught my tour group into their wave of excitement and optimism. Perfect time to make an evening visit to the Louvre. We were greeted by our guide Vincent. He bubbled with enthusiasm for art and telling stories. Vincent was intense and reminded me of my…

The Lights

Day One of Tour Christmas Eve in Paris I wish pictures could portray the lights of Champs Elysees after dark on Christmas Eve. The lights are magnificent the people are bustling and everything is alive with joy and anticipation of Christmas Day. The shoppes are full, the sidewalks overflowing as people enjoy the lights and…

Perfectly Paris

Paris We arrived in Paris early on Saturday morning Christmas weekend. Our driver greeted us and efficiently walked us to his van. Everything was perfectly Paris at dawn. The lights of the city still bright, the ride warm, and The Bee Gees on the radio. I appreciate being greeted by “More than a Woman “,…

Supporting Talent

Supporting Talent Each time I attend a commencement, I experience the collective joy of everyone in attendance. This year I had the added benefit of hooding a colleague. For the past six months I have had the honor to work with several gifted graduate students to do community research. The projects have focused on recruitment,…

Long Overdue Reflection

As I sat on the beach in front of the Del watching “Some Like it Hot”, I realized that this was an iconic moment. Marilyn Monroe on the really big screen, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon early in their careers. All black and white production, sand under my feet, the smell of popcorn and warm…