Travel

Returning to Grand Teton National Park

JACKSON, WY—Away from city noise and grit, the air in Jackson sparkles. Laced with snow and slices of blue-black rock, the jagged peaks push through the clouds. I had not forgotten them, but grandeur like that is almost impossible to capture in a photograph or postcard. The moment—the experience of standing in the midst of […]

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Amélie’s: A French Bakery and Coffee Shop

Originally published at www.thewordshopblog.com (now thewordshop.co). Redistributed by Amelie’s French Bakery across social media platforms (because “You get it, Karen!). KarenChronister©2013. Downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, looks a little too planned for this North-easterner. I’m absolutely not bragging about Philly, my nearest big market metro, but I’ll use it as an example of what I expect […]

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Making Limoncello

Originally published on bucketlistpublications.com April 2012 and at www.thewordshopblog.com (now, thewordshop.co). KarenChronister©2012. The gloaming time at Spannocchia brings easy laughter and Limoncello, a homemade Italian lemon liqueur that delights all but the teetotalers on the multi-national guest list. Spannocchia is a diamond of a place to stay, half-buried in the Tuscan landscape just outside of […]

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