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A Somber Travel Tale

  I think that we often associate travel and vacations with beautiful...

The Beauty of San Augustin Church in Manila, Philippines

This is a continuation of my South East Asia Chronicles – my...

Navigating Through the Great Flood of Manila

Welcome to my “South East Asia Chronicles” — stories from the...

South East Asia Travel Chronicles

Hello everyone! I’m excited to tell you about a series of travel...

A Cruise Review – Norwegian Cruise Lines

  Happy Memorial Day my friends! With the unofficial start of Summer,...

10 Reasons to Avoid a Cruise Vacation!

  With the recent outbreak of illness on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship,...

The Irony of It All – Longing for the Desert!

  This is a posting I never got around to sharing with all of you last...

A Peek in the Garden and an Americana Style Picnic

  I finally got my act together and started digging around in the...

Baby it’s cold outside — time for a Baked Ricotta Appetizer

  2014 in Chicago has certainly started off with a bang! A wintry,...

Merry Christmas My Friends!

  I recently had a chance to explore the Museum of Science and Industry...

Let the Holidays Begin…

  This is normally my favorite time of the year but for some reason,...

The Demise of Thanksgiving

  We have no one to blame except for ourselves. We can’t blame...

How to do a Bedroom Makeover with only $150

I’m excited to share my latest video with all of you and this time,...

Summertime Outdoor Entertaining

I hope you’re having a wonderful summer and making the most of...

Baked Atlantic Cod in Parchment Paper

  Happy May my friends! I can’t believe we’re almost to the...

Happily Overwhelmed!

  You know the old saying “when it rains, it pours”? Well,...

The Best Way to Enjoy Brussels Sprouts

  There are some foods that we just don’t like — no matter...

The End of Story Telling

  Happy April 1st! Slowly but surely we’re marching onwards to...

Being Uncle Danny

  As an uncle to two fantastic little boys, I couldn’t be any...

Announcing the launch of VRAI Magazine

  Happy March my friends and here’s to a new day, new...

Cooking with Elephant Ears

  I’m afraid that some of us never grow up. Despite facing and...

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