Heading East for Volunteer Commitments, or How Travel Can Make Me Cry

One thing that I found particularly hard when we hit the road was giving up involvement in the community. Over the years I have done pro bono legal work through Legal Aid and served on the boards of several different nonprofit organizations. When we lived in Palm Beach County I volunteered regularly at our local … Read more Heading East for Volunteer Commitments, or How Travel Can Make Me Cry

Mandatory Visits in the Black Hills

Southwestern South Dakota — a place I had never visited and frankly never even considered as a vacation destination — has a dense concentration of places we have loved. Were it not for the thought of subzero winter conditions, I think Ken would be ready to move here in a heartbeat. After our awesome five … Read more Mandatory Visits in the Black Hills

Carrying on the Croatian Povitica Tradition

Ken’s father’s family originated from Croatia, and like other immigrants they brought their home country food traditions to America. One that has survived to the present day in our family is the time-intensive and resource-intensive walnut-filled coffee cake known as povitica. It’s not a particularly sweet bread, since Eastern Europe traditionally did not have easy … Read more Carrying on the Croatian Povitica Tradition

Who or what is a Brickell?

One of the words that confounds spell checks for all Miami residents is Brickell — the name of Brickell Avenue, the portion of US1 that runs through the core financial district of the city and the namesake of the Brickell neighborhood in Miami. Unlike Julia Tuttle, the Miami founder whose name largely disappeared, William and … Read more Who or what is a Brickell?