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Black Lives Still Matter

USA | Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [23]

IT MIGHT BE A COINCIDENCE—OR MAYBE IT WAS JUST FATE.  Connie and I visited Denver’s Martin Luther King Memorial on the same day as Rep. John Lewis’s funeral, the same Civil Rights leader who marched across the Pettis Bridge with ... Read more >

The Road to Recovery

USA | Monday, 27 Jul 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [26]

HOPE AND CROSBY TRAVELED MANY ROADS TOGETHER—to Singapore and Zanzibar, Morocco and Rio, Bali and Hong Kong and even Utopia.  We, too, have traveled those roads—except to Utopia—but for me, none has been more troublesome than the ... Read more >

Something To Think About

USA | Saturday, 18 Jul 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [51]

AMONG THE THINGS I AM CURRENTLY reading is The 40s: The Story of a Decade,  a selection of articles from New Yorker Magazine .   Granted, most articles pre-date my existence (I am looking forward to reading The 60s volume) but the authors, ... Read more >

On The Town

USA | Tuesday, 14 Jul 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [49]

EXCEPT FOR HAIRCUTS AND GROCERY SHOPPING, all of our excursions into the outside world have been of a medical nature.  Annual dental check-ups and cleaning, physicals, eye exams, mammograms, shoulder replacement, cataract surgery and twice-weekly ... Read more >


USA | Sunday, 5 Jul 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [78]

WITH APOLOGIES TO "THE BOSS," we are bored out of my minds stuck here in the U.S.A.   We should have enough to keep us busy with surgeries and rehab, out-of-control Covid cases, racial discord, and a generally upgefucked political situation but ... Read more >

Your Ticket to Traveling in the Dark Times

USA | Friday, 26 Jun 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [90]

AS TRAVEL JOURNALS GO, THIS ONE HASN’T COVERED much ground lately.  I apologize if you are one of those who rely on us for your vicarious travel fix.  And while we are more or less homebound, I, myself, have just returned from one of ... Read more >

The First Cut Is The Deepest

USA | Tuesday, 16 Jun 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [106]

IMHO, VERSED (PROPOFOL) IS ONE OF MEDICAL SCIENCE’S great inventions.  Often referred to as “milk of amnesia,” it not only relieves anxiety of surgery, it can erase the entire experience from ones mind.  Even post-op explanations ... Read more >

The Next Big One

USA | Saturday, 13 Jun 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [109]

I AM ABOUT HALFWAY THROUGH SPILLOVER: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen, a writer I have followed for years in National Geographic and Outside Magazine .  He is no slouch when it comes to topics scientific and ... Read more >

Shoulder Season

USA | Saturday, 6 Jun 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [107]

RICK STEVES EXTOLLS “SHOULDER SEASON” AS THE BEST time for travel. Generally April through mid-June, and September through October, shoulder season combines the advantages of both peak- and off-season travel. In shoulder season, you'll enjoy ... Read more >

Oh, Say Can You See?

USA | Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [136]

PERFECT VISION THIS YEAR — 20/20 IN 2020 SO TO SPEAK — just might not be in the cards.  Our annual visit with the ophthalmologist this morning was far from routine.  Connie’s ongoing vision problems are now attributed to ... Read more >