Holiday gifts

For two days in a row, we’ve been the recipients of amazing gift baskets. First, my brother and his family sent us an assortment of sweets.     Next, we found a fruit arrangement sitting in the backyard. It was actually addressed to the previous owners of the house, but we figured 15 months is[…]


Back from Switzerland

This year, with the new baby, I managed to leave almost all of my allotted vacation time till the very end. Spending three weeks at home in quick succession would be a challenge both to my wandering spirit and to my saintly wife’s patience. Although she cannot yet join me on voyages away from home,[…]