Massachusetts

It is hot here in the Midwest. Really hot. The heat index is 119 degrees. This weather makes me want to take a road trip somewhere far away where it’s cooler, like the beach. A real beach, with ocean waves,…

Wine and Cheese

A while back I read an article about a woman and her husband that made time for a wine and cheese course once a week. No kids, no interruptions, just the couple with their favorite wine and cheese. I loved…

Learning to Row

We are entering week 3 of the Learn to Row program here in Madison. Ted is training hard for his next Regatta in Duluth, MN this weekend. He is no longer complaining about sore muscles, and has gotten into the…

Rowing

My Grandfather had a rowing machine in his basement. I used to love it. I would go downstairs on hot summer days and row for hours in the cool, damp cellar. The “ergometer” (erg is Greek for “work”), was stainless steel and…

La Baguette

Shhhh……………I have a little secret that I will share with you. It’s the absolute best place for coffee and pastries outside of Paris. Well, I have never actually been to Europe, but I am SURE it’s the best. It has…