Year-End Days

Mid-way between Christmas and New Year's Day, I'm loving the stillness. I live on a fairly busy street, yet even at the peak traffic times, the street is quiet. The skies are typical gray for this time of year in Rochester, and the snowfall is light but steady. The fire in the fireplace keeps me…

Traditions Old and New

There were nine of us around the elegant table in a sumptuously decorated house built in 1850--one of Rochester's oldest. The house is filled with antiques, beautiful traditional art, and a sense of tradition. The menu was traditional American and served in elegant style with beautiful china, silver, and crystal. Over appetizers in the garland-laden…

Traditions Old and New

There were nine of us around the elegant table in a sumptuously decorated house built in 1850--one of Rochester's oldest. The house is filled with antiques, beautiful traditional art, and a sense of tradition. The menu was traditional American and served in elegant style with beautiful china, silver, and crystal. Over appetizers in the garland-laden…

Traveling Through Time and Space

As the end of the year draws near, I find myself reflecting over not only these last 12 months, but over events, friends, and experiences from 30, 40, even 50 years ago. Yet what is especially wonderful about this reflection is that it doesn't really feel like memories. As soon as the flash comes, I…

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