AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA COMMEMORATING A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO VOTE

15
Feb
I consider myself lucky to have been born and raised during the last third of the twentieth century for many reasons.  Of course, living in the UK and now America has given me the blessings of good nutrition, education, sanitation and medicine.  As a female, the timing is even more fortuitous because I have been given significant freedoms to choose how to live, work and whether and when to reproduce…. rights which were denied to women for centuries.  The constraints of law, biology and tradition have largely been swept away in Western societies to give us equality with...

AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA CELEBRATING A BRITISH QUEEN – VICTORIA

01
Feb
I love my life in America but there are some things I do miss about living in England.  One of those is the quality TV programs which resonate with me culturally.  I am therefore very thankful that PBS imports a number of British TV shows, and in particular I am currently enjoying Victoria, a quality drama about Britain’s 19th century Queen Victoria.  This is timely since just last week marked the anniversary of Queen Victoria’s death on January 22, 1901. Growing up in England in the 1970s and 1980s, we closely studied the history of the Victorian era.  It...

AN ENGLISH ROSE IN GEORGIA AVOIDING THE SNOW IN THE GRAND CANYON

18
Jan
While Coastal Georgia was facing its biggest snowfall in 30 years, my lovely husband whisked me away to the West Coast for a warm, sunny and fantastic vacation.  The highlight of this and a wonderful start to 2018 for us was definitely a helicopter trip and picnic to one of the most majestic places on earth:  The Grand Canyon. After flying out of Las Vegas, Travis, our reassuringly over qualified helicopter pilot, let us enjoy amazing views of most of the major landmarks in this part of the world, including The Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Mojave Desert...