Anna Maria Island — Seabirds, Turtles & More


If Disney was an exploration of urbanism and the behavior of crowds, Anna Maria Island has been nearly the opposite -- immersion in nature (including nearly constant rain). Here the beauty is mostly natural though I've also found lovely examples of architecture as well. The environment is mostly walkable, too, as the island offers a [...]

The Disney Experience


The trip we're on now will be an epic vacation to remember, of that there is no doubt. The boys are 7 and 10 -- old enough to behave themselves (this is a relative concept, of course) and mature enough to appreciate activities beyond the playground. So, when Michael's middle elder brother and his family [...]

Memories of Warren Street


On the eve of our big move, I have this need to honor, to remember, to sanctify, somehow, the home in which we spent the last two and a half years or so. As always seems to happen, I have this fear that I'll forget, and somehow deny the significance of, all the marvellous and [...]



CallumandAimee-wedding Originally uploaded by Pamela PC Just a hint of the gorgeousness that was Italy -- and Caroline and Stephen's wedding. We had an amazing time and the whole family made it back and forth without too many disasters.

Cutest passport photo ever

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Cutest passport photo ever Originally uploaded by Pamela PC In preparation for our trip to Italy for Caroline and Stephen's wedding, we've been jumping through bureaucratic hoops to get a passport for Rory. One step was getting this passport photo. To be acceptable to the authorities, he had to be facing forward with his eyes [...]