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Archive for May, 2011

New York City Burgers


What does one do on a rainy night in New York City? Find a bar, of course. In my case no ordinary bar was going to sooth the disappointment I was feeling from losing an opportunity to shoot an amazing twilight skyline photo of The City. Mother nature had other things in mind on this evening so I took what revenge I could at a tiny little bar in SOHO called Ed’s. Technically, it’s Ed’s Lobster Bar.

Ed's Lobster Burger

What would warm my tummy on the one damp, drizzly night I had in the Big City? How about a Lobster Burger and yes, (more…)

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A Rainy Night in Stuttgart


The cool fall of rain swept the tourists from the streets as we left our hotel and walked to dinner that evening. There is something utterly romantic about rainfall at night. The sound of moving water. The shine of the pavement reflecting nearby street lights. The cool dampness that draws a couple to huddle together as they walk, sharing an umbrella. The misty glow of the twilight sky.

Walking through centuries old streets in the historic city center, we found our way to our restaurant and shook off the rain as best we could. (more…)


Being Freshly Pressed


I am interrupting my weekly blog post to comment on something unique that happened to me yesterday. My blog is hosted by a website called WordPress. Each day they choose a few blog posts to feature on their home page in a section called “Freshly Pressed.” Yesterday, my post 5 Days in Paris: Love Locks was chosen to be featured. After just a few months of blogging, I was Freshly Pressed!

The morning started with my receiving a few comments on this post, which was 2 weeks old. My new Wednesday morning post had just been published so I thought it odd that people were commenting on an older post and not the brand new one. A few minutes later, when I received a couple more comments, I knew something was up. After thinking about where this publicity could be coming from, I checked the WordPress home page and sure enough, there it was!

I had no idea what a ride I was in for. Every time someone clicks the “Like” button at the end of each post, I get an email telling me that someone “liked” my post. I also get an email each time someone leaves a comment. Almost as fast as I read each email, new ones appeared in my in-box. They were coming from all around the world and the comments were so complimentary and flattering. A few of them really touched me.

I walked by that bridge when I was in Paris, (more…)

Comfort Food in Germany


Being from German and Irish heritage, I grew up with a lot of meat and potatoes. And onions. Melt a stick of butter, throw in some onions, and cook any meat. Repeat the process with sliced potatoes and a green salad, and that’s what I call dinner.

German potatoes

As is typical with most classic European dishes, it all began with the basic ingredients the average family could afford. In this case the subject is veal, (more…)


5 Days in Paris: Sharing


Sharing Paris

Of all the holidays, Christmas has always been my favorite, mostly because of the gift of giving. Sure I love to receive gifts, but the truly rewarding part of exchanging gifts is giving to others. There is nothing more satisfying then seeing the joy a gift has brought to the person I have given it to.

Luxembourg Gardens

I am so fortunate to experience the same sense of satisfaction and sharing when I introduce someone to one of my favorite places. Since I adore Paris, (more…)