Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Aboriginal performance, Sydney 

Zulu village, South Africa

November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019, West Newbury, MA — Thirty days and counting! Can you guess whereto this time?


If you’re new and have just stumbled across Passepartout — and even if you’ve been on board for previous editions...

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2019, West Newbury, MA —  A friend who followed me around the world vicariously emailed and complained that there hadn’t been any blog posts recently. Well, I never promised I’d take you everywhere I go! But the attached article warrants a post. 


August 11, 2019

August 11, 2019, West Newbury, MA — Most of you know that I’m a life-long language maven, so here’s one last Times article for your Sunday reading enjoyment. This is not going to stop me from attempting the lingua franca when I travel!

August 11, 2019

August 11, 2019, West Newbury, MA — I hope you enjoy this NY Times article about the reintroduction of wild dogs into the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. The country’s long civil war devastated its wildlife but has put them in a unique position for reintroducing...

July 31, 2019

July 3, 2019, Rhodes, Greece — Pat, our unofficial official Yale Alumni Chorus International Concert Tour photographer, just sent me this candid she took during the obligatory Cabaret Night that ends every Yale tour.  I was singing either my Florence Foster Jenkins ren...

July 3, 2019

June 29, 2019, Athens, Greece — After a free morning (spent with Passepartout), all 140 of us had lunch at the Rooftop Garden restaurant with a view of — what else? —the Acropolis! 

The neon sign in the resto said ‘Cocktails and Shisha,’ which I took to mean ouzo and sh...

June 19, 2019

June 19, 2019, West Newbury, Massachusetts — Horoscopicly speaking, I am a Cancer, though I’ve never thought I fit the bill: ‘Cancer is a sign that loves two things, home and water. Enjoying your home comforts shouldn’t stop you jetting off to new destinations though....

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