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August 10 , 2021 /

ROAD REPORT # 7

This is the final installment for this recently completed two-month road trip and a summary with suggestions for travelers whether RV’s, SUV’S, 4WD, trucks and cars.  To really appreciate this country and its varied landscapes, the best way to see it is to immerse yourself in it on the road.  No flying, no airports or

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August 7 , 2021 /

DISINFORMATION VERSUS INTELLIGENCE CONTINUING

This post was first published on July 11, 2021.  Since then the number of new Covid cases has spiked to all time highs, and among the already vaccinated the variant is causing thousands of “breakthrough” cases where symptoms can range from mild to severe.  Almost all (99%) of the hospitalizations and deaths are among the

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July 31 , 2021 /

ROAD REPORT #6

Ten days on the road since the last “Road Report” seems like a long time, partly because we’ve covered so many miles, seen so many different places and have changed our original plans.  We have continued our preference for back roads over the Interstate Highway system. Less traffic, better scenery and low stress. Changing timetables

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July 28 , 2021 /

COACHING REDUX

This is a revised post from March of 2017. It has little to do with athletics except as a reference.  It was written around the time of March Madness, the college basketball playoffs for determining an NCAA college championship.  You have to smile at some of the terms – sweet sixteen, elite eight and final

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July 21 , 2021 /

ROAD REPORT # 5

Arrived in Bangor, Maine on Wednesday, July 14, and had the RV serviced on Thursday at the Mercedes dealer (oil and filters changed, tires rotated) as it’s been 10,000 miles since the last service, around March 25.  Spent 3 days near Bangor in Holden, Maine, and moved on Saturday to Bucksport at the head of

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July 14 , 2021 /

ROAD REPORT #4

Heading to the northeast corner of Ohio, close to Lake Erie, we stopped for two nights at Pymantuning KOA near Andover, Ohio.  Lots of rain. Features along the road included numerous Amish buggies and horses and one three horse hitch which we do not remember seeing on roads in the past.  We have seen as

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July 11 , 2021 /

DISINFORMATION VERSUS INTELLIGENCE

Who’s winning? The earth is flat, the Holocaust didn’t happen, the moon landing was a Hollywood studio production, the climate crisis isn’t serious and Covid 19, that data says killed over 600,000 people in the United States, was a hoax.  For some humorous flat-earth perspective: https://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2016/jan/26/earth-totally-flat-conspiracy-bob A favorite saying of mine is “Denial is not

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July 8 , 2021 /

ROAD TRIP REPORT # 3

Today, July 8, we’re in the northeast corner of Ohio, camped at Pymatuning Lake KOA, enjoying severe thunderstorms and heavy rain.  Glad not to be on the road.  Many miles and back roads since the last posted report. We departed Santa Fe, NM on June 20 with a multi-day stop, first at Lake Thunderbird State

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July 6 , 2021 /

CRISIS FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS

A crisis is not a tragedy.  A crisis is a crossroads, a crossing, a time when careful, thoughtful management and making difficult choices are required.  The current crisis in teaching kids has to do not only with history but also with values and beliefs.  We have seen the great divide in the USA between those

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