Forever (And the Eternal City)

To complete our Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow and Forever posts we are all contributing to this entry – our closing (but certainly not final) thoughts on this seven-month sabbatical across much of Europe. And as a backdrop, photos from the Eternal City – Rome, Italy. Rome was our last stop and from where we departed for home. A fitting end if I do say so.


As for Forever, Mr. N will kick us off…. Continue reading

Sabbatical Map 2016


Tomorrow. I think I’ve exhausted the subject. But Miss A had a few things she wanted to say…. Continue reading



by Mr. N


My mom wrote about Yesterday. I wanted Today.

I was just looking at the word as I typed the title. It honestly looks kind of weird knowing what today means. Well it’s me, Mr.N, for our 205th day of sabbatical (we missed 200-day). Only ten days left, and so we begin the final countdown. And how better to fill the day than with making memory lists! (Note: None of them are in order of favoritism. They are random.)

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Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the places you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. – Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky


Leaving home – January 2016.

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ABC (and Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Realizing that Mike and I were more than a casual fling, his former roommate handed him a cup of coffee. Why? Coffee is for closers. A reference from Glengarry Glen Ross. Continue reading