Wellness Wednesday at Unity Temple of Truth

Imagination leads to intuition. It can also lead you to a challenge for which you hadn’t planned to volunteer. As I was sitting in the sanctuary last Wednesday, I started musing about a meditation based on harmony with nature. So here I am leading a meditation with some wonderful music I found on Spotify. IfContinue reading “Wellness Wednesday at Unity Temple of Truth”

Our visit to Dingle, County Kerry

The town of Dingle was added to our itinerary after seeing a travel video where they walked down Gray’s Lane and into a bakery and a cheese shop. We were given a route by our host at The Lodge in Kenmare through the Ring of Kerry so we could see the view from Molls GapContinue reading “Our visit to Dingle, County Kerry”

A Stroll Around Safety Harbor

After dropping off a friend at Tampa International, we decided to avoid the traffic at 5pm on the Howard Franklin Bridge and took another way home, stopping in Safety Harbor for a delightful evening. Our destination was Southern Kitchen on 3rd Avenue N, which features, you guessed it, fried chicken, collard greens, mashed potatoes andContinue reading “A Stroll Around Safety Harbor”

All who wander are not lost (mostly)

We’ve seen a lot of charming public houses in Ireland, but we always seem to end up in a tea room. After a long morning of wandering in the Irish countryside, we stopped in historic Carrick-on-Shannon for refreshment. We walked up Bridge St. past a pub, which had mouthwatering savory aromas, and crossed the streetContinue reading “All who wander are not lost (mostly)”

Day Three on the Wild Atlantic Way

Today’s adventure is a day trip to Doolin to see the Cliffs of Moher via the Doolin Ferry. Our tour guide Tony provided a short history of the cliffs and pointed out the varieties of seabirds diving for fish in the churning Atlantic. Nancy is prone to motion sickness and the ferry rocks like aContinue reading “Day Three on the Wild Atlantic Way”

What not to do when traveling to Ireland

It’s our first day in Ireland and we already have many stories to share. Our flight from Florida with a stop in Boston left at 7.15pm so as we flew East over the Atlantic our view from our window seat morphed from an eye level view of Orion’s Belt and the setting of the pinkContinue reading “What not to do when traveling to Ireland”

Women in Jazz

We were privileged to attend an event at the Palladium last night that featured world class musicians. All were women with the exception of special guest Michael Ross on bass. Other special guests included jazz legend Rose Bilal, who wowed us with her performance of All of Me and Satin Doll. Rose’s long career includesContinue reading “Women in Jazz”

African American Heritage Celebration Feb 26, 2022

When we woke at 6 this morning to get ready for our volunteer assignment at a Habitat for Humanity site, we didn’t know that we would end up with a different assignment. We arrived with our lunches and snacks in our work clothes and closed toed shoes to learn that our tasks had to beContinue reading “African American Heritage Celebration Feb 26, 2022”

Final chapter of the Collard Greens saga: Caldo Gallego

When I posted my abundance of collard greens, a friend suggested I make Caldo Gallego, a hearty Cuban soup. We had already invited the after church lunch bunch for black beans and rice with collards so I made a quick run to the grocery Sunday morning for Chorizo sausage. I checked a recipe online forContinue reading “Final chapter of the Collard Greens saga: Caldo Gallego”