Personal Articles

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

August 18, 2017 10:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

My blog focuses on travel and writing but every now and then I entertain other topics, always upbeat. However, today I’m taking up the downbeat topic of dying because in the last few weeks I’ve been speaking with people who have recently lost loved ones, and I hope my own... read more

Geneva: Thoughts on Relative Fame

January 20, 2017 10:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I’m in Geneva to give a talk at a linguistics conference with an Atelier Saussure-Chomsky (atelier = workshop). A good reason such a conference is held in Geneva is because the Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) lived and taught here. The American linguist Noam Chomsky is, presumably, included because... read more

The Acne Maven

November 11, 2016 10:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Title Image: Gail giving a facial The best secret in Orlando, Florida is Tamahra’s Secret, aka T-Secret, a skin care salon in College Park. It’s not Orlando’s best kept secret, by any means, because it is widely known both locally and nationally and, indeed, clients fly in from around the... read more

Skylar’s Baby Shower

November 1, 2016 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

No surprise, Skylar is a girl! In 2002 I joined Big Brothers Big Sisters, a mentoring program. I was paired with Vanessa, who was 12 years old at the time. Now 14 years later, we’re still together. She’s part of my family, and I’m part of hers. On Saturday October... read more