June 24, 2008

Destination USA: Los Angeles, Florida, Hawaii, May 6 – June 6, 2008

Whew, we are just a few weeks back from our month-long overseas US trip and what a trip it was! Three destinations, 14 airplane legs, five airlines (Jet Star, United, Mesa, Delta, Continental), 23,000 air miles flown, and epic long journeys with long layovers to get to each destination, all […]
April 28, 2008

Chainsaw Chicks: Life in Rural New Zealand

I was once concerned that living out in the country might get a tad boring. Not that we’re living in the country full time yet, but we’ve managed to log about two weeks a month here in Wainui over the last few months And hopefully, once we’re back from our […]
April 20, 2008

You Are My Sunshine: A Tribute to Gran by Joy Guidi

Today was gran’s funeral service in Florida. My sister Joy and her husband David flew down from San Francisco earlier this week to be with my mom and dad and uncle. It’s strange to be so far away and not be able to be present with the rest of the […]
April 17, 2008

In Memoriam: Antoinette “Nettie” Mastocciolo Santora, February 26, 1912 – April 12, 2008

It’s a sad week for my family and I as our dearly beloved matriarch of the family, my grandmother, passed away last Saturday. She died peacefully in her sleep at the lovely age of 96. Although we knew her time was close and we’d had months to prepare (she’d fallen […]