Hiking the Samaria Gorge – An Absolute Must

This past May our family visited Greece. As part of our trip we visited the beautiful island of Crete and stayed in two cities, Chania and Heraklion. All of our research and recommendations from friends told us that hiking the Samaria Gorge in Crete was an absolute must. The Samaria Gorge is a National park located in the Lefka Ori(White Mountains) in the South Western … Continue reading Hiking the Samaria Gorge – An Absolute Must

Eggplant White Parmigiana

One of my Italian friends shared a link for a recipe for Parmigiana Bianca Di Melanzane or Eggplant White Parmigiana on her Facebook page. Since eggplant is in season I decided to try this layered eggplant dish with mozzarella that turned out to be a huge success with the family. The recipe calls for Pesto sauce so I have included the link to my homemade … Continue reading Eggplant White Parmigiana

How I Became a Political Party Orphan -Making the Case for a True Multi-Party Government

I did not start paying attention to politics until I was 30 years old. In 1990 I graduated from Harvard Business School ready to conquer the world. I believed in equal rights, capitalism, globalism, and free markets. I was the main protagonist of my American Dream, a Colombian-born, legal immigrant, naturalized US citizen, with two engineering degrees, and an MBA proving to the world that … Continue reading How I Became a Political Party Orphan -Making the Case for a True Multi-Party Government

Enjoying the Bounty of Homegrown Herbs: It’s Easy and Delicious

I love cooking with fresh herbs. For the last eight summers I have been growing herbs in large pots on my deck. Not only are they beautiful to look at but I also think it is very cool to open the deck door from my kitchen and step out to harvest fresh herbs for a recipe. I have experimented with growing different types of herbs. … Continue reading Enjoying the Bounty of Homegrown Herbs: It’s Easy and Delicious

Por Supuesto, Es Tiempo Para Pesto

  “Por Supuesto, Es Tiempo Para Pesto” translates into “Of Course, It’s Time for Pesto”. To say that our family loves Pesto is an understatement. So in high school when my daughter was learning transition words in Spanish class she thought it was pretty cool that the word Supuesto rhymed with Pesto. That’s when she came up with the jingle, “Por Supuesto, Es Tiempo Para … Continue reading Por Supuesto, Es Tiempo Para Pesto

Mission Accomplished

As many of you know I volunteer with my Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Maya, at a school where 2nd graders read to her. Maya is certified as a Therapy Dog, through Therapy Dog International. She can visit schools, hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, or wherever they may need a therapy dog. The goal of the reading program is to help children improve their reading skills while increasing their … Continue reading Mission Accomplished