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Waiting

September 6, 2017

Perhaps, a sunrise is more spectacular than a sunset, but who can get up at those ungodly hours to witness such an event.

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Corner

August 23, 2017

Don’t mess with this guy, if you know what’s good for you.

Elemental

August 9, 2017

How these two elephant found their way to the middle of the Arizona desert remains a mystery.

Texture

August 2, 2017

Sometimes, Mother Nature can be quite the sculptor.

Bridge

July 6, 2017

Bridge engineering depends on the proper integration of all structural elements.

Delta

June 28, 2017

There is a big myth floating around that you can’t outrun a Bay of Fundy tidal surge.

Heritage

May 17, 2017

Sometimes big apples can be a real pain.

Reflecting

May 10, 2017

A church without a congregation still gives space for prayer and reflection.

Wanderlust

April 26, 2017

Winter is a beautiful time of year in the mountain wilderness, but also a time when great dangers are present.

Surprise

April 12, 2017

Tides along the shoreline of the Bay of Fundy take some getting used to, especially if you own a boat.

Security

April 5, 2017

Southwestern style architecture is beautiful to look at, but still presents its own security challenges.

Hot

April 5, 2017

Things are heating up everywhere, even on the bottom side of the globe. If you don’t believe me just ask a penguin.

It IS Easy Being Green!

March 23, 2017

Being green can be an everyday event, practiced by many.

Atop

March 15, 2017

Climbing to the top requires determination, dedication, perseverance and foresight.

The Road Taken

March 2, 2017

Before you hit the road, you might want to consider your means of travel.

A Good Match

February 22, 2017

Outdoor art need not come in large forms.

Against the Odds

February 15, 2017

For some, the real work begins after the initial task is complete.

Tea

February 15, 2017

With a nod to Cat Stevens, this tillerman helps discover North America.

Graceful

January 23, 2017

Floating in air (or space) is a graceful maneuver.

Path

December 27, 2016

                          Path Path My time in St. George, Utah consisted of camping out in the red rock desert just north of the city limits. My trip into town included traveling down this scenic bike path. Once in town, my first stop was usually […]

Anticipation

December 16, 2016

Trouble can come at any time.

Relax

December 2, 2016

                Relax This would be a nice place to relax. Wish I was there now.   Relax

Aquatic

November 17, 2016

The rare “submarine car” was an invention that was way before its time.

A Hot Prairie Wind

June 5, 2012

Entering Nebraska We were on our way to eastern Nebraska, when me and my traveling partner got dropped off at a busy intersection along I-76 in eastern Colorado. Unfortunately, we did not see the state prison until it was too late. This meant a 20-mile detour along two-lane highways, but eventually we got let off […]

Survival of the Bookstore

May 12, 2012

A  Small Chain Today (Saturday May 12) is graduation day here in Boulder, Colorado, home of the U of C Buffaloes. As a result the town is packed with students and visitors. Unfortunately, the weather is iffy and the thousand or so young men and women, who are about to plunge into the real world, […]

Desert Solitiare

May 4, 2012

My Situation I have been in the city of Las Vegas for almost three weeks now and without having ever ventured out into the surrounding countryside, I have learned quite a lot about the place. First of all Las Vegas is much bigger than the infamous strip that attracts the majority of out of town […]

Maine Festival of the Book Comes of Age

April 3, 2012

2012 Book Festival in Portland Maine Today I received an e-mail from the national magazine, Poets and Writers, concerning a book festival in Portland, Maine that begins today and carries on through the weekend. For those interesting in attending, Saturday is the big day, but Friday does have an interesting opening night, including an illustrated […]

Winter in Santa Fe

December 23, 2011

Blue Door with Wreath in Santa Fe Local Santa Fe Color Today, I returned to Santa Fe, NM for the first time in 15 years and to my surprise the place looked very much the same as when I last saw the New Mexico mountain town. The main difference was that the city was bathed […]

A Book On Travel Quotes

October 13, 2011

Armchair Travelers Not only is armchair traveling safer, but it is more economical as well. Still, voyagers to far off lands sometimes return to write about what they have learned and what philosophical truths they have learned along the way. Many writers ranging from Mark Twain to Jan Morris have left home, returned and successfully […]