Again it has been an embarrassingly long time since my last blog. As I look back I realize that my last entry was a few days before my father’s death. I planned to create this entry to honor my dad months ago and seemed to balk away every time I started. I suppose that is to be expected given the grieving process. After 6 months, I think I am ready. I have chosen this picture in memory of the love I had for my dad and a time when we were traveling and learning together.
The summer of 2005 Dad and I traveled in Italy for 3 weeks.
We spent a week in Rome and then 2 weeks in Tuscany on a cooking tour .
I shared many passions with my father and this trip
highlighted them. We traveled, experienced a new culture, met
the real people of the region, experimented with their language,
and were immersed in their cooking culture. All our fellow travelers loved my Dad. He was a gracious, kind and vibrant man. He was a life-long learner and loved to help others learn and discover their potentials. Everytime I travel, pick up a book, teach a child a new concept or spend an afternoon cooking I will remember my father fondly!