Category Archives: Travel

A kinder, gentler, Jurassic World

Dinosaurs continue to fascinate. My first ambition in life, after a trip to the New York Museum of Natural History, was to become a paleontologist. Eventually, my life goals changed, and the T-Rex envy faded. Yet decades before Jurassic Park … Continue reading

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A great story I neglected to post

I found this during a year-end cleaning of my “Drafts” folder – an unfinished post inspired by a newspaper article in July which details the life’s work of unsung folk artist, Arthur Harold Beal, garbage collector for the town of … Continue reading

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Assurance: a poem by William Stafford and autumn photographs

We were fortunate enough to be able to spend most of last week in Yosemite.  Though all seasons are wonderful there, late fall is my favorite in the Sierras.  It had recently snowed, and another storm was said to be … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

Elle est retrouvée. Quoi? – L’Éternité. C’est la mer allée Avec le soleil. – Arthur Rimbaud, 1872 It has been found again. What? – Eternity. It is the sea gone away With the sun. – Arthur Rimbaud, 1872

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Stranger in a strange (and beautiful) land

This post was sparked by todays WordPress Daily Prompt, “Blogger in a Strange Land,” which asked, “What is the strangest place from which you’ve posted to your blog?”  My answer was easy:  the dining room of the Skalholt Retreat House … Continue reading

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Face Rock, Bandon, Oregon

From this perspective, it’s easy to see how Face Rock, got it’s name.  Legend says that long ago, Chief Siskiyou from the mountains came to the sea to trade with the four tribes that lived in this region.  Warriors stood … Continue reading

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Light and Shadow

These photographs were taken in Wawona, just inside the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. April is warm this year.  Mornings in the 30’s, daytime temperatures sometimes reaching the 70’s.  A few days ago it snowed, though all traces are … Continue reading

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Yosemite in autumn

My family first came to Yosemite when I was a kid, and I’ve returned most years since then.  Mary and I started traveling to the park soon after we met and were able to get up here again this week. … Continue reading

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