Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

My Orlando

The travel experience on a work assignment is much different than vacation, of course, but I never let the fact that I’m working get in the way of experiencing a place. I spent several months in Orlando in 2016, and … Continue reading

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Fiction-The Great Escape

Thanks to Mark for the picture! Although my personal life is ok right now, the news and truth about the world in general is miserable. Is it any wonder that I feel the need to escape? Of course traveling is … Continue reading

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Secret Souvenirs

  What is a secret souvenir? An object that does not identify itself as such; it bears no label, so carries significance for the traveler alone. My University of Glasgow hoodie is an example of a public souvenir.   My … Continue reading

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Test your knowledge of Harry Potter’s world! Try my quiz inspired by the WB Studio Tour!

              Yes, I’m still a bit obsessed with Harry Potter. My last post here detailed, in words and pictures, my trip last year to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in Leavesden, UK-just outside of … Continue reading

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I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good; the Harry Potter Studio Tour London, with pictures and a quiz

This post was originally written in September 2014, fresh out of the tour and exhibit. Although I took a lot of pictures, I didn’t include any in the post. Maybe the pictures weren’t ready for prime time and I wanted … Continue reading

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Timeless TV With As Time Goes By; My Favorites from Series Five

Finally got around to sitting down and writing up my favorite episodes from series five of one of the best British comedies ever, As Time Goes By. For some general information and my favorites from the first series, click here. … Continue reading

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Phryne Fisher-“Cocaine Blues” by Kerry Greenwood

I stumbled onto Phryne Fisher while pursuing my murder mystery kick; first in the TV series from ABC (that’s Australian Broadcasting Company) on PBS and then on Acorn, and then of course in the series of books by Kerry Greenwood, … Continue reading

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