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

read more

July 2 , 2021 /

INVITATION TO ALASKA

The small notice on the bulletin board described an opportunity for a summer in Alaska.  The successful applicant would direct a summer recreation program for kids in the small community of Skagway, at the northern terminus of the inland passage.  That passage is a stretch of protected ocean approx. 1,500 km long, that runs from

read more

June 24 , 2021 /

GIFT OF ANOTHER YEAR

Those of you who read my blog regularly will recognize much of this as I’ve shared many of these thoughts and experiences previously here.  And I summarized my first 70 years in the 2013 publication, “Seven Decades: A Learning Memoir.” Starting my 85th year and able to function physically, mentally, emotionally and socially at reasonable

read more

June 14 , 2021 /

ROAD TRIP REPORT # 2

Contrasts and Comparisons Being planted in one place to absorb the surroundings versus traveling to get to another place – day and night.  While being on the road is a very different experience from parked or camped in one spot, we find ways to make the motion forward at 70 mph engaging.  These include listening

read more

June 7 , 2021 /

ROAD TRIP REPORT # 1

On the road again, having departed home in Tubac, AZ, Wednesday, June 2, and 4 days and 1,100 miles later  we’re south of Jackson, Wyoming on the Snake River.  We are traveling via our Leisure Travel Van RV, camping with amenities, as we say.  Those of you who know the open spaces of the West

read more

May 13 , 2021 /

TRAVEL TIME

Or is it time to travel?  I prefer the double entendre of it’s time to travel and having the time to travel, both of which are true for us.  We love to travel as anyone who knows us, knows well.  Our first trip together, some 25 years ago, was to Canyon de Chelly in AZ,

read more