Category Archives: Elsewhere

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Yesterday we drove over to Desert Island, Northeast Harbor to take a guided boat tour. Did some laundry while we waited. On Cranberry Island there was a church with stained glass windows made of sea glass. … Continue reading

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Today was my day to get outside and walk around before spending the next few days inside a hotel at a conference. My plan was to walk the San Antonio River to all 4 Missions. It didn’t look all that … Continue reading

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NYC, 2015

I used to like to pretend I could be cosmopolitan but recent events have convinced me that this is a lie not worth the effort it takes to sustain it. In New York I feel hemmed in by all the … Continue reading

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Ashland, Oregon with Dear Old Friends

After meeting up with Ann in Portland and spending the night with her and her daughter and 3 large cats, we drove to Ashland, Oregon, to meet up with Bryn for our Do-It-Yourself high school reunion. We stayed in an inn that … Continue reading

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Icy green

We went to the arboretum this morning. I was intent on finding something-anything green that hints of spring. But alas, when we arrived we found this: First time they’ve closed, ever, said the man at the visitor center. So we … Continue reading

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Warm trumpeters

We went up the river on the Illinois side today to see the eagles, and on the way stopped by Riverlands, where there have been record numbers of trumpeter swans this winter. It was a warm day- almost 60- and … Continue reading

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Sycamore Canyon, 10/22/2013

Last Tuesday Dent and I and the dogs went to Sycamore Canyon for a hike. On the road to Sycamore Canyon On the walk down into the canyon Dent, Nunya, and Van Gogh at one of Dent’s favorite spots. He … Continue reading

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Thumb Butte

My brother rousted me out of my warm bed at 4:40 this 35-degree morning so we could go on a hike and see the full moon and the sun rise. I donned my long underwear and a couple other layers … Continue reading

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Cardinals winning under a full moon!

Here’s the full moon in Prescott, AZ, where I’m visiting my brother. We took a walk in the pine woods near Thumb Butte in the dark and the moon lit our way. And when we came out of the woods … Continue reading

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Door County

We returned last night from a week’s stay in a cabin next to Lake Michigan in Door County, Wisconsin. The original impetus was a vacation fashioned around a century bicycle ride my sister and I signed up for. She rode, … Continue reading

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