Tag Archives: Europe

Photo Friday: Cordes Sur Ciel

We were desperately out of gas and we were not speaking.┬áThe Cap’n and I had been angry and tense ever since our last attempt to stop for gas a while back. The Cap’n, who is fluent in French, had pulled … Continue reading

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It’s the Pirates’ Life for Me–But What About Them?

Granuaile spent much of our first day in Iceland crying. Her delight at the snow falling (Mommy, let’s build a snowman!) while we were inside the airport turned quickly into misery just trying to find our rental car. The wind … Continue reading

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My Dad, who is not a Pirate

This is my dad. He loves jam, tea, and little pastries. He loves A Prairie Home Companion, jokes about Lutherans, and pickle relish. He loves to pretend he doesn’t like cats. He loves rural county fairs, Jerome K. Jerome, and … Continue reading

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Chasing Pigeons

I’ve never understood pigeon haters who dismiss them as flying rats. First, even if that were an apt comparison, how is that a bad thing? Rodents with wings? Adorable! Second, what’s wrong with a pigeon–in its place? They’re not unattractive–sort … Continue reading

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