Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Guest Photographer: Going Shopping

How do you keep a princess from crawling away while shopping?  Here is one answer.
Have a very happy nine month birthday, Willa.

Great pic, Susie and Wessel.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Naples Collection

Black and white in Naples:  Audi, Merc, Merc, Rolls and Beemer.  What, no Bentleys?

Sir Charles.

Way to go!  There are men's rooms and then there are men's rooms.

These can't be easy to put on.


Monday, February 8, 2016

Mike and the Fam

Yes, despite the heavy clothes, this is Florida.  It has been cool lately, though "cool" is relative.  Yesterday it was 60 degrees (15 degrees C.) when I ran into my good friend and golf buddy Mike.

Mike was riding bikes with his daughter Kricket, her husband of six months, Matt, and Matt's mother Michelle.  (They ran out of bikes, so Mike's wife Amy and Michelle's husband Brendan stayed behind.)  I dragged them off their bikes and insisted on a photograph.

Nice to meet you, Kricket, Matt and Michelle.

Sunday, February 7, 2016


Kati couldn't decide how she wanted to pose.  She is one of the Brown Bag Group.  Kati was born
 in Hungary before World War II and immigrated to the United States as a child.
A very sweet woman.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Brown Bag Group

The Brown Bag Group was meeting at my Starbucks.  They have been meeting every two weeks
 for twenty years.  Most of them became friends through the American Association of
University Women.  Over the years some friends of group members joined them.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016


Gaetano and I struck up a conversation when I noticed his JDRF tee shirt.  The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation does important work seeking a cure for Type 1 diabetes,
an illness that afflicts my son.

Gaetano was born near the foot of Montecassino in Italy, scene of one of the most brutal battles in World War II.  As a child his family moved to Windsor, Ontario, across the border from Detroit.
These days Gaetano lives part of the year in Naples and part of the year in Canada.