Summer in NYC – the bad and the good

What we call New York City is actually five distinct boroughs – Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. But for this purpose let’s focus on Manhattan, since most tourists limit their visits to it. I just got back to Florida after a few days in NYC, and the city was sizzling! Summers can be brutal in New York, and when possible I try … Continue reading Summer in NYC – the bad and the good

Losing in Geneva, winning in Paris

I will never forget that week in July, 1998. I had left my 11 year old daughter Clara in a summer camp in Geneva, Switzerland. It was the first time she would be away from home.  The idea started when friends said that Le Rosey was a good school for girls to learn French quickly. Knowing how anxious I was about the separation, my friend Sally … Continue reading Losing in Geneva, winning in Paris