May 9, 2019

I remember a morning, years ago, as a nation watched a spacecraft soar towards the skies. I was teaching then - High School English. It was a Tuesday morning, and my classroom, like most in the nation, had this launch on “live” TV — because one of the passengers was a...

July 17, 2018

Some cities are simply pinnacles of… an essence, a quality - an idea; and you can typically find an adequate word or phrase to complete the thought, 'this city is...'. For London, ‘western’ history, Royalty, iconic symbols like Tower Bridge or Big Ben. Athens - the bea...

April 19, 2018

She was just a little pup when I first saw her - shaggy, dirty, a curly mess with mostly hidden eyes. She introduced herself by leaping into my lap, and giving me her tummy to rub. In many ways, it was love at first sight. Well, for her at least - she was immediately d...

April 11, 2018

I remember a classic movie once upon a time, and the river was a powerful symbol of continuity, change, unfathomable power, and unimaginable depths of mystery and intrigue. Not long after viewing it, I visited my Mom - far away from my (then) Arizona home... and discov...

April 10, 2018

Yes... I left Facebook. I'll end my Instagram account soon too.

Lots of reasons, but essentially, a company [FB] that can track EVERY web-based interaction while you're on FB, then create a user profile... and then allow that information to be sold to groups intending t...

April 3, 2018

Days here... have a way of startling you... and it's all because of ... contrast. I remember younger days, when every morning was slightly; challenging. Days in Canada in my teens when the temp outside was -30F... a chilling walk to school. In Kentucky, the March rains...

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