Flight cancelled, trip cancelled

March 2, 2013
I woke up at 4:00 this morning to find that the airplane was not operational so my flight out of San Jose International had been cancelled and they'd rebooked me...

Sunshine, girlfriends, temptation: follow me!

March 1, 2013
by Lisa Frances Judd So, here I go this morning, back east to the land of sand and sunshine,  snowbirds and lower real estate prices.  Tampa, Florida. It's...

Best Christmas gifts ever

December 29, 2012
Some gifts are so perfectly chosen that they make you feel "known." Get what I mean? The giver hasn't just randomly grabbed things but has actually taken you and your...

Lockup: a different world

November 3, 2012
Flipping channels the other night I found a show about my old city, Tampa. Lockup: Extended Stay Tampa is a docu-reality show about the county jail and the people who...

Of zombies, sunshine & me-too

October 24, 2012
Lovely people in Tampa, but all I could think was:  this is what would happen if you put the city of Des Moines  in an asparagus steamer. Gail Collins,...

Every moment in Tampa counted

February 8, 2012
The winter air is soft in west-central Florida, soft and just a little humid. Walking through the warm jetway heading toward the terminal, I felt the start of a warm...


January 28, 2012
One of the best things about being in Tampa this weekis how people on the street smile and greet me.People I don't know. It doesn't happen that often in the San...

Beautiful Tarpon Springs on a beautiful winter day

January 27, 2012
Earlier this week I had lunch with a friend on the water in the beautiful fishing village of Tarpon Springs, Fla. Its known for sponge fishing, which seems to be done...

Eastward bound!

January 22, 2012
It's that time again. To Florida I gofor my annual, week-long visit with my girls.Yes, girls.Oh, of course they are women.But I like us best when we are doing girly...

She danced on this earth

January 13, 2012
Last weekend I went for a walk in a beautiful park with a longtime friend who has faced major health challenges in recent years. She told me she'd given some advice to...

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