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Stormy Weather

USA | Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020 | Views [213]

WE THOUGHT WE WERE FINISHED WITH HURRICANE SEASON.  But this IS 2020 when even the improbable becomes likely.  Last year it was typhoons , the Pacific Ocean’s version hurricanes.  We managed to avoid the worst of Typhoons Krosa, ... Read more >

A Change for the Better

USA | Saturday, 7 Nov 2020 | Views [199]

JOE BIDEN HAS WON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.  It isn’t official yet—there will be more counting, recounting, legal suits, countersuits, wailing and gnashing of teeth before the results are certified—but it is a good start.  ... Read more >

You Can Run—But You Can't Hide

USA | Sunday, 1 Nov 2020 | Views [196]

MOVING MAY GIVE ONE THE ILLUSION OF CHANGE but it isn’t possible to escape reality.  In other words, you can run but you can't hide.  Covid is still eating its way through the population, the Election grows even more contentious and its ... Read more >

Photos: The Gulf Coast

USA | Sunday, 1 Nov 2020 | Photo Gallery

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Still Got The Right Stuff

USA | Sunday, 18 Oct 2020 | Views [147]

COCOA BEACH HAD THE RIGHT STUFF back in the 60s—but we all had it back then, didn't we?  Cocoa was a company town—and the company was NASA.  It was famous for Astronauts, surfing, beach babes-in-bikinis and as the setting for I ... Read more >

Please, Mr. Postman

USA | Thursday, 8 Oct 2020 | Views [141]

WE HAVE BEEN IN FLORIDA FOR A WEEK and yesterday was the first time the weather was good enough to go to the beach.  Connie has been out walking every day, of course, but she is like the Post Office used to be—neither rain, nor snow. . . .... Read more >

It's About Time

USA | Friday, 2 Oct 2020 | Views [194]

IT WAS TIME FOR A CHANGE.  A change of scenery.  A change of season.  A change in weather.  And most of all, a change in attitude.  We never thought we would be glad to leave Colorado, but there it is—six Covid-imposed ... Read more >

Photos: Florida's Atlantic Coast

USA | Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 | Photo Gallery

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A Golden Good-Bye

USA | Friday, 25 Sep 2020 | Views [154]

THE CALENDAR MAY SAY THAT AUTUMN has arrived but, despite the recent dusting of snow, it is still summery here in the Mile High City.  It’s a different story along the Colorado Trail near Kenosha Pass, fifty miles west and another mile higher ... Read more >

All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go

USA | Friday, 18 Sep 2020 | Views [126]

OUR RENEWED PASSPORTS FINALLY ARRIVED, three months after we applied for them.  They are so much thinner—the Jenny Craig version—and so much more pristine than the old ones, whose pages are filled and whose logos are nearly worn off ... Read more >

Fire and Ice

USA | Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020 | Views [153]

IT WAS HARDLY A BLIZZARD BUT ANY SNOW this early in September is unusual, especially after Labor Day temperatures climbed into the 90s.  Although snow is possible any time in the mountains, this is the earliest it has snowed along the Front Range ... Read more >

You Do What You Can

USA | Wednesday, 2 Sep 2020 | Views [157]

THE BRITS CALL THEM JABS—vaccinations, flu shots and the like.  So while the country waits for the sometime-in-the-future Covid-19 vaccine, Connie and I got the 2020 model flu shot at Walgreens.  Not only was it covered by Medicare, Walgreens ... Read more >

Licenses Renewed

USA | Saturday, 29 Aug 2020 | Views [138]

WE’RE STILL HERE—MORE OR LESS.  We had to abandon the condo we’d been in since April, but only to move to the next building.  It’s the same layout with different furnishings—a step up in some ways and down in others—... Read more >

The Game Is Afoot

USA | Sunday, 23 Aug 2020 | Views [169]

THE CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED, THE BATTLE-LINES DRAWN and, as Conan Doyle would say, “The game is afoot.”  Perhaps Michael Buffer’s “Let’s get ready to rumble!” is more apt.        ... Read more >

Frederick Remington, Winslow Homer And Covid

USA | Friday, 14 Aug 2020 | Views [218]

WE HAVE VISITED SOME OF THE FINEST ART MUSEUMS of the world—the Louvre, Met, Prado, Vatican, Rijksmuseum and even the Hermitage—but the one we keep returning to—the only one we’ve been members of—is here in Colorado. ... Read more >

Norman Rockwell—Reimagining the World

USA | Thursday, 13 Aug 2020 | Views [173]

NORMAN ROCKWELL'S COVERS ON  THE SATURDAY EVENING POST are as American as peanut butter and jelly, firecrackers on the Fourth or Mom's apple pie.  Many of us yearn for the America he depicted on the covers of more than 300 issues of the Saturday ... Read more >

Me Depressed

USA | Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 | Views [105]

I SPENT THE LAST HOUR WATCHING “Meet the Press” and now "Me Depressed"  Sixty minutes wasted on talk about $1 trillion versus $3 trillion and millions out of work and increasing Covid infections and 160,000 deaths and a vaccine in 3 ... Read more >

75 Years Ago — Hiroshima

USA | Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 | Views [104]

Archival entry from October 2014  journals.worldnomads.com/vagabondstoo EVERYONE KNOWS THE STORY, how on the morning of 6 August, 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the sleepy city of Hiroshima, effectively ending World War II ... Read more >

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Mourning Beirut—A Look Back in Time

USA | Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 | Views [112]

Journal Entry from February 14, 2015  journals.worldnomads.com/vagabondstoo THE IMMIGRATION OFFICER SEARCHED OUR PASSPORTS, page by page, for evidence of a visit to Israel which would deny us entry into Lebanon.  No worries — they ... Read more >

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Black Lives Still Matter

USA | Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 | Views [119]

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 >

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