Welcome to Laurie’s Blog, our way of entering into the twenty-first century — after our digital cameras, iPhone and iPad. (But no texting, “friending,” or tweeting. This is as far as we go.) Instead of sending out individual emails to people we think might be interested in something we’ve seen or done or learned about, we thought it would be easier for us and less intrusive for you if we posted our words and pictures on this site and let you know how to access it. We hope you will comment on anything you find interesting, and add something about your own experiences, too. Ideally, this will be a dialogue rather than a monologue, a way for us to stay in touch with people we see seldom — if ever — and to exchange news and ideas. We’re excited about this new chapter in our life, and we look forward to sharing it with you.