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Entries by Lea Lane from 06/2011

Only Have a Week? A Deluxe Quickie to Oz

| Posted 06.03.2011 | Travel

With speedy transit, high-tech connections, top accommodations and relaxing flights, even a short trip can offer a memorable Aussie getaway.

An Ugly-Duckling Tale to Tell Your Daughters

| Posted 06.13.2011 | Women

A case in point is my own ugly phase. I think back to my least favorite first day in class back in the 1950s and how it all turned out. It reads funny now, but I really felt the pain. Perhaps it will ease someone else's.

Hooked On Virginia's Crooked Road

| Posted 06.21.2011 | Travel

Interested in fiddle and banjo music, crafts, galleries, small towns and Americana? You'll find them on The Crooked Road, about 250 miles along Virginia's southwest corner.

Was I a Character in a Woody Allen Film?

| Posted 06.23.2011 | Entertainment

Woody Allen's newest film, Midnight in Paris has become a hit. Which reminds me of another film that he made, and my possible connection.

A Day Trip to the Rockefeller Preserve, Just North of NYC

| Posted 06.27.2011 | New York

Vaux and Olmsted created Central Park out of fantasy. This preserve is natural fantasy. There's even a tinge of danger. Unknown paths beckon into witchy woods. But mostly the flora and fauna offer calm.