Blog Roll

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Hats Off To Pliny On Those Long Rainy Days

“I have a big inner life. My struggle is how to organize it.” — Baz Luhrmann  New York Times 2/9/14 Rainy day here. Rainy days. As California basks in belatedly falling rain and snow, I’m happy to be warm at home, reading th

Sochi Olympics: A Hockey Triumph and Speed Woes

Ice is a slippery place to ply your trade. As the Sochi Olympics reached their midway point on Saturday, the U.S. stood tied with the Netherlands for second in the overall medal standings with 14, behind only host Russia’s 15. But these results are striking as much for the country’s shortcomings in its favored events,&#

Review and video of The Lion Hotel, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales

Description:  Whether you're looking for a quick bite to eat, a rural escape for a few nights away or a base for an activity holiday with children, bike or horse in tow, The Lion Hotel caters for a

Termini Tiramisu in a Philadelphia Window

Delicious Tiramisu from Termini Brothers in Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market.

Cultural Sub-Norms: Punjabi Inside The Punjab

Over the last few weeks, I have been meeting children from different parts of Punjab. They were between 3 to 5 years of age, and included the children of my friends and extended family. I was pleasantly shocked to hear these kids speakin Punjabi.  “

Top 12 US holiday songs

No place on earth inspires musicians like the 50 states of the USA. Artists as varied as The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga and The Beach Boys have all sung its praises. And its easy to see why. From California’s sun-kissed coastline to NYC’s throbbing heartbeat, the States is a truly diverse destination. Hundreds of songs ... More

Along The Beach in Las Peñitas Nicaragua

It didn’t START out awesome… but it ended that way. We arrived in November, which (we learned later) is notoriously bad for mosquitoes (since it’s the end of rainy season.) And we were really ready for a house after our rough week in El Salvad

The Best Singapore Family Blogs of 2013

As one of the cleanest, greenest and safest countries in the world, Singapore is an ideal place to raise a family, or to visit with young children. The city-state offers an abundance of parks and open spaces such as the Botanic Gardens, as well as numerous child-friendly events and play centres, like those found on ... More