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Just A Little Off The Top

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 | Views [169]

TODAY WE TOOK A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE.  Maybe it wasn't the wisest thing we could do but we have already survived our visit to the dentist.  Besides, we  had our last “official” haircuts in Auckland on Valentine’s Day, ... Read more >


Rocky Mountain High

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | Views [201]

BLUE SKIES.  SEVENTY DEGREES.  CLEAR PINE-SCENTED AIR.  On a day like this Eldorado Mountain Open Space seems like the right place to channel our inner John Denver and maybe see a few birds.          ... Read more >


Safer-At-Home

Friday, 8 May 2020 | Views [214]

DESPITE THE DARK TIMES, THINGS ARE GOING surprisingly well for us.  The rates for both Covid-19 infections and deaths in Colorado are declining — which is not the case nationally.  "Stay-at-Home" has given way to "Safer-At-Home." ... Read more >


You Can't Roller-Skate In A Buffalo Herd

Thursday, 30 Apr 2020 | Views [194]

WHEN YOU SAY "BUFFALO" MOST PEOPLE THINK OF YELLOWSTONE National Park. But a substantial herd of American Bison — buffalo are native only to Africa and Asia — are thriving at Rocky Mountain Arsenal near Denver.      ... Read more >


A Serpent in The Garden of the Gods

Tuesday, 28 Apr 2020 | Views [184]

WE WOULD BE FOOLS TO WASTE THIS WONDERFUL WEATHER, knowing how capricious springtime in Colorado can be.  But until the migrating birds arrive we have been sticking to nearby Cherry Creek State Park for our "essential activites." This morning we ... Read more >


It's Too Soon, Methinks *

Monday, 27 Apr 2020 | Views [164]

AS U.S COVID-19 CASES APPROACH ONE MILLION with more than 55,000 fatalities, Colorado is one of the first states to relax its stay-at-home restrictions.  Initially things won’t seem much different with “Safer-At-Home” than they ... Read more >


The Company You Keep

Friday, 24 Apr 2020 | Views [175]

THE COVID NUMBERS ARE CLIMBING, LOCALLY, NATIONALLY and Worldwide. I’m not especially anxious nor overly concerned but I do check the new cases on the web every morning.  The odds are still very much in our favor — fewer than three ... Read more >


Man Plans And God Laughs

Friday, 17 Apr 2020 | Views [161]

IN YIDDISH THEY SAY "MANN TRACT, UN GOTT LACHT."   Well She is certainly having a chuckle at the expense of all of us during this Covid pandemic.  It is sunny and 80°F on the Island of Hawaii where we planned to be .  Denver, where ... Read more >


Cowering in Colorado

Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020 | Views [155]

THE WINTERY WEATHER ON EASTER WEEKEND made “Cower-From-Covid” a little more palatable.  We did have to brave the cold Sunday morning and arrange for a new rental car.  Denver International Airport was deserted and I was pleasantly ... Read more >


Moving On Up

Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 | Views [165]

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A COUPLE OF MILES CAN MAKE.  This morning we moved into our new digs, a third-floor, one-bedroom apartment that we found through AirB&B only two miles from Upton Suites.  We are renting month-to-month and it looks as ... Read more >


Colorado: Essential Activities

Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020 | Views [128]

COLORADO CURRENTLY RANKS # 15 IN THE COUNTRY with 5500 cases of  coronavirus cases and 180 fatalities.  We suspect that the relatively high number of infections stems from the ski season before preventive measures were implemented.... Read more >


Colorado: Things Could Be Worse

Monday, 6 Apr 2020 | Views [151]

WE SHOULD BE TOASTING OUR BUNS IN HAWAII.  Instead we’re sitting on our butts in a hotel in Colorado where it snowed on Friday.  But things could be worse . . . and they probably will be before they get better.    ... Read more >


Socially Distant in Colorado

Friday, 3 Apr 2020 | Views [149]

WE SKATED THROUGH IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS at Honolulu’s Daniel Inouye International Airport thanks to our empty flight and the Covid-19 cancellations.  The only place we could find to wait that had seating, air-conditioning and an electrical ... Read more >


Photos: Colorado In The Dark Times

Sunday, 29 Mar 2020 | Photo Gallery


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Aloha, Hawaii

Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 | Views [82]

OUR STATEROOM ON THE NOORDAM APPEARS to be an afterthought.  It’s about one-third smaller than a normal inside cabin and is oriented longitudinally.  I suppose we, too, are an afterthought.  The cruise began in Vancouver but we ... Read more >


Mad About Madison

Saturday, 19 Oct 2019 | Views [144]

MADISON IS THE FIRST OF MY FRIENDS’ GRANDKIDS we have ever met—Paul and Noreen’s are already approaching adulthood, Rod and Lois’s are solidly entrenched in New Jersey and we will all be long buried before Frank’s daughters ... Read more >


Haoles in Hawaii

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019 | Views [110]

MORE THAN 9 MILLION HAOLES  LIKE US visit Oahu each year.  They come for the sun and the surf.  For Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head.  And for many, a week in Waikiki is the beginning of a life together.  For others it's the ... Read more >


Photos: Hawaiian Interlude

Monday, 14 Oct 2019 | Photo Gallery


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