Category Archives: Travel

The Sights & Signs of London

My husband Kurt and I returned Friday from London—the historic city that is roiling with the unanswered question of how the United Kingdom can maneuver itself from membership in the European Union and not wreck its economy. The jury remains … Continue reading

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The Best of Knoxville

The best of Knoxville: restaurants, garden center, shopping, ice cream.
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When Elephants Fight

When elephants fight, it’s the grass that suffers. ~ African proverb As I was having lunch with my husband at our local health food coop, Three Rivers Market, I looked inside my drink container’s lid and this quote was written … Continue reading

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Remembering Darcas Montgomery’s Exuberant Son

[On December 2, 2016, my dear father Roy Rotha Allen passed away at the age of 81. His health and memory had declined for years–but his health failed more precipitously over the past 14 months. Although Daddy had been hospitalized lately, … Continue reading

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All the Blogposts I Didn’t Write

Yes, I have been spending too much eating, sleeping, dashing about, and in general thinking about, but not writing, blogposts. Guilty, guilty, guilty as charged. Here are just a few of the blogposts I didn’t write: Divine Celtic and Eastern … Continue reading

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Anna Mo

[An oldie-but-goodie repost of our June 2013 excellent visit to West Tennessee!] On our recent adventure to Memphis to photograph an incredible wedding celebration, my husband Kurt and I had a few moments to take in the flora and fauna … Continue reading

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The Loo Down

Eating out is a part of my enduring feng shui, my milieu, my raison d’être, and other delightfully exact and sensorily appealing foreign terms. In other words, eating out as often as possible is how my husband and I live … Continue reading

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