Blogs Social/Politic

Self-Care 101: Natural Mood Boosters

Requiring a mood boost every now and then is completely normal; particularly during dreary, colder months or as we navigate a way through bouts of general anxiety and depression -- even pandemic depre... read more

Posted on 27 October 2021 | 9:00 am

transatlantic | notes


  It's the end of October.  The sky is blue with puffy white clouds floating by. The temperature approaches 70F during the day, hovers in the high 40s at night. The vines, having j... read more

Posted on 24 October 2021 | 12:24 pm

France, Food, Scooters and More

How to send an international package to Australia – Cheap, fast, and easy shipping 2021

Shipping items in the physical world sometimes feels more difficult than it really should be. You’d think that in the […]... read more

Posted on 20 October 2021 | 4:26 pm

America Josh

(Almost) Concrete Jungle: Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt am Main is the largest financial center in continental Europe and the fifth-largest city in Germany. It’s also the only city in Germany with a classic “city skyline” of sky... read more

Posted on 7 September 2021 | 11:17 am

Oddities and Ends

There is no place like….

We have just been fortunate to go back to our native UK (well native for my husband and I at least) since the pandemic started. About 20 months since we last saw our parents, my siblings, niece and ne... read more

Posted on 25 August 2021 | 10:29 am

Kimry: shoes, art nouveau, nalichniki, and the Volga river

None of us can remember why we decided to go to the town of Kimry, a small town over 100 km north of Moscow. Kimry is best known for two things. Well, three, if you count the fact that every internet ... read more

Posted on 1 August 2021 | 9:13 am

Kidding Herself

The Migrants´ Haters New Formula

There is no more dangerous propaganda than the one seeding hate against people you live with in your country. The migrants haters new formula of hate because the migrants with Covid are more than loca... read more

Posted on 7 May 2021 | 5:42 pm


Czech Prints - Puppets

I was talking to my son this afternoon via Zoom and we came to the topic of Czech prints of puppets. As those of you who are regular followers of this blog will know, the Czechs are experts in the mak... read more

Posted on 18 February 2021 | 6:52 pm

Adventures in the Czech Republic

Making Author Self-Interview Pages on Smashwords

Why should authors put out a self-interview? According to Mark Coker, C.E.O. at Smashwords, “Authors simply answer a series of questions, or create their own questions, and then click publish&he... read more

Posted on 28 November 2020 | 8:22 am

Dorion's Author Blog

Something for A Quiet Time- by Patrick Brigham

Amazon UK - US - GingerCannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connection or reload the brows... read more

Posted on 18 August 2020 | 9:41 am


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