Boardwalk Empires

Four colorful Adarondak chairs at Kew Beach on Lake Ontario with a boat in the water in the distance

I’m just back from a long-overdue visit to Toronto to see family and friends whom I’ve missed enormously the last few years where travel home was not really in the cards. One of my favorite moments from the trip was stopping in our old neighborhood in the Beach for a stroll along the boardwalk. My head and heart felt clear — and the fog of work back in California lifted. I would have happily stayed in this place.