Category Archives: Travel

Gitche Gumee

I just returned from a short trip to my father’s cabin on Lake Superior in Northern Ontario. The last time I was up in August 2011, my father and brothers were still alive. My parents went up every summer in … Continue reading

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Finding Flow

I am in the midst of an epic battle with myself to re-find my rhythm. My flow. I’ve had it at several intervals over the past decade, but I haven’t regained it since I rid myself of Mack nearly three … Continue reading

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Slate Gray

Last night my mom called me from her assisted living home. Her cousin, my Uncle Gary, had died. Gary has been sick for years. Diabetes, kidney disease, dialysis, heart attacks. He’s younger than my mother. Seventy-four, we guessed. His father, … Continue reading

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Introversion, A Character Defect?

“Get your nose out of that book and go outside and play! You need some fresh air,” my mother would say. I’d go begrudgingly, where I’d sit in the front yard and pet the cat. And steal glances at the … Continue reading

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Desert Boondoggle–Part Deux

I recently returned from our annual work boondoggle in Tucson. I took my Nikon D3200 for a second go at desert photos. Last year, I’d just gotten the camera and had no idea what I was doing. I felt more … Continue reading

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Great Bear Rainforest Day 4 Part Deux

Here we go, the next installment of my Great Bear Rainforest adventure. For those of you who missed it, the rainforest is located on Canada’s west coast (British Columbia) between the southern tip of Alaska and the north end of … Continue reading

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Great Bear Rainforest Day 4 Part 1

It’s time for my next installment of the Great Bear Rainforest Adventure. This day includes lots of fog and mist on the fjords, whales, sea planes, salmon fishing, seals, and eagles. As our journey progresses and I become more familiar … Continue reading

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Vanilla Yogurt and Greek Goddesses–Great Bear Rainforest Day 3

September 4, Wednesday Day 3 of my adventure was relatively uneventful. We left our anchorage somewhere on the southernmost tip of Alaska and motored until 4:00 p.m. to our destination–Prince Rupert Sound, British Columbia, where we would pass through customs … Continue reading

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Great Bear Rainforest Day 2

Journal entry for Day 2 of my Great Bear Rainforest adventure: September 3, 2013 Tuesday Crossing the Hardy Entrance I awoke to the sound of the engine starting. Last night, the cove in which we anchored was like glass, the pine-covered … Continue reading

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Great Bear Rain Forest–Day 1

I have returned from my vacation sailing from Ketchikan, Alaska to Bella Bella, British Columbia. I am a bit tardy beginning my posts, and imagine some of you may have feared I was eaten by a bear. It was touch … Continue reading

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