Community Architecture: The French Quarter of New Orleans
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Community Architecture: The French Quarter of New Orleans

I love cities. My favorites are steeped in history and made for walking like European cities. The French Quarter of New Orleans is similar to European cities, which are built around population centers. But the U.S. has only a few cities like this, older cities whose foundations were built long before the invention of the car and its … Continue reading

Tips for the Happy Holiday Traveler
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Tips for the Happy Holiday Traveler

In my book, nothing ruins a holiday quite like long-distance travel. Thank God my mother agrees–she’s let me off the hook for holiday travel without an iota of guilt for over a decade now. And equal thanks to my mother-in-law for not guilting us into the long schlep. It’s one of the greatest holiday gifts they give … Continue reading

Hawaii 5-0!
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Hawaii 5-0!

BADGE WORK UPDATE: GLOBE TROTTING, GIRL SCOUTING IN MY FUTURE, TRAVELER and MATH WHIZ You can see from the top of this website that my theme for the BSP project is all about living “a big, wide life… one badge at a time.” That’s why I really resonate with the Girl Scout concept of the “wider opportunity,” … Continue reading