Today's world presents real worries, but we still need to laugh.   I admit, I’m a worrier.  Even imagined worries make me happier, because I don’t like surprises. If something bad happens and I’ve been worrying about it, then it’s not a surprise. And if it doesn’t happen, then that’s a good thing and I’m … Continue reading Worries


A good read:  Pompeii, by Robert Harris One of our tour guides recommended Robert Harris's book Pompeii––a fun and easy way to learn some real facts about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that buried the city of Pompeii.   This novel, based on archeological findings, takes place over the four days of volcanic activity; it's … Continue reading Pompeii