I’ve got two new posts up at SuzanneRico.com – one is a tour of Lisbon by 1947-era motorcycle and the other on the crazy, colorful Los Reyes Magos parade that ended across the street from our apartment. Please head on over and be sure to subscribe so I can stop sending out these notes!
Posted in Adventure, children, Entertainment, family, Family Travel, motherhood, Portugal, restaurant, Travel, Travel with kids
Tagged 25 de Abril bridge, belem, Golden Gate bridge, Harley Davidson, Lisbon, Los Reyes Magos, motorcycles, pasties
Restaurant reviews, ancient bones, and a tour through a quaintly crumbling city! Go to SuzanneRico.com for the lowdown on Lisbon.
Happy New Year!
Posted in Adventure, children, Death, family, Family Travel, Food, Inspiration, Love, mid life, Mommy Blog, photography, Poetry, restaurant, Travel, Travel with kids
Tagged 2014, Alien, Cervejeria Ramiro, chapel, church, Evora, explore, lobster, monk, New Year
Peace On Earth – Always
Why does December 26th always leave me with a lump in my throat? Perhaps because it’s a reminder that at some point, you have to get back to real life…
My post, “Feliz Navidad, Zambomba Style” is up at SuzanneRico.com, so head on over to find out what the heck a “zambomba” is anyway! And if you haven’t yet, please subscribe on right hand side — it’s the link next to the little blue heart–kind of like I’m feeling today.
Hope your Christmas was merry and that the blues aren’t chasing you the day after.
p.s. The christmas ornament in the photo was made by Kate Ramirez –so talented! kateramirezdesign.com
Posted in Christmas, family, Inspiration, Love, Spain, Travel, Travel with kids
Tagged design, dove, joy, peace, sad, world
My post “Time In A Bottle” is up at SuzanneRico.com. Please head over there to Walking Paper’s new home to subscribe because eventually, I’ll be shutting this site down. I’ll be sad to see it go, but it’s time.
For those of you who have let me know about the problems posting comments at suzannerico.com, thank you. It should be fixed now. And please keep the feedback coming, because if I don’t know what bugs are there, I can’t get them fixed!
Hope you’re all enjoying the holiday season.
Posted in Aging, blogging, children, Christmas, family, Family Travel, Inspiration, Italy, mid life, photography, Travel
Tagged architecture, Coliseum, Italy, Jim Croce, Pantheon, Rome, Sistene Chapel, St. Peter, time
Freedom Tower In Clouds
My latest post, about the 9/11 Museum in New York, is up at SuzanneRico.com. Just click the link! Please subscribe there, as I’m trying to get everything moved over and it’s not as easy as you think!
Posted in America, Death, Heaven, Inspiration, Los Angeles, Loss, Love, Manhattan, New York City, News
Tagged 9/11, airport, curator, father, Freedom, Freedom Tower, memorial, memory, museum, NYFD, NYPD, San Diego
Home Sweet Home!
After three years of dreaming about creating my own website, SuzanneRico.com is finally done. Not done-done, but done enough to become Walking Papers new home starting today, December 10th, 2013. This launch is exciting and nerve-wracking in a way that makes me feel vaguely over-exposed–kind of like those dreams where you show up to class only to realize you’re naked. But if my mom taught me anything, it’s that the only way to make a dream come true is to go for it. Continue reading
Posted in blogging, children, Entertainment, family, Family Travel, Gabriele Rico, Inspiration, Los Angeles, Love, Magazine, Mommy Blog, motherhood, News, Parenting, photography, Spain, Television, Travel, Travel with kids, Writing
Tagged adventure, dream, KCBS, KCBS-TV, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Magazine, news anchor, suzannerico.com, website, writing
In Charge of The 765
The subways are clean in New York. Even on a rainy December day, only a few leaves litter the car’s floor and the 14th Street station is Singapore-clean. The old lady sitting next to me scootches over to let an African-American woman slide in with her small son. On my other side, a Korean woman chatters with her friend, flashing a white smile when we catch eyes. In Manhattan’s warm underground, where it smells of concrete, hot dogs, and humanity, it’s feeling merry. Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, America, Christmas, Manhattan, New York City, Travel
Tagged California, Christmas, holiday, joy, Korean, love, peace, Rockefeller Center, subway, Union Square, Whole Foods