Does anyone remember Helen MacInnes? She was a best-selling author who wrote espionage thrillers beginning in the 1940’s. The forties–a time when women were supposed to be barefoot and in the kitchen. The average monthly salary was $1,299 and only one in five Americans had a car. This was the world that Scottish-born MacInnes found herself in when she decided to write her novels. Continue reading Does Anyone Remember Helen MacInnes?
If you have ever been to Rome, Italy you might recall seeing cats lounging among the ruins. I vacationed in Italy and it was the strangest, most incongruous of sights. I still think about those felines languorously lounging among stone pillars and crumbling foundations. Continue reading Italy: The Purr-fect Vacation