Category Archives: Commentary

The Red Cross at a fire: Naples, Florida

Abandoning our travel theme, this post is about a recent local Red Cross activity. Perhaps some information will be new for you. Southwest Florida had above average rain in 2016 fostering luxurious growth.  The last five months have been the 6th … Continue reading

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Familiarity breeds indifference.

A week after we married almost forty-eight years ago, my father-in-law sent us a letter urging us to have fun now because soon “the stale familiarity of marriage” would set in. In his own peculiar way, his heart was in … Continue reading

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Edinburgh: is it greedy to want more?

It is greedy.  But as our ship pulled out of Edinburgh, Scotland after less than 24 hours, I was wishing we had more time there.  As I have written before, cruises take you places you might not otherwise see, but … Continue reading

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Trolls, Trollsteigen and Trollvegen

We encountered trolls almost everywhere in Norway — and in many other areas touched by their ancestors. Millennials are likely to think of trolls as people who make deliberately provocative and offensive on-line posts and tweets.  But trolls were originally … Continue reading

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Thank you.

Thank you and happy new year to everyone who follows and reads this blog.  Our calendar arbitrarily sets yesterday as the beginning of a new year.  But each minute, day, week, month and year is new.  May we all be … Continue reading

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We wish you a joyous holiday season!

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Joyous Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays. Wherever you are and whatever your beliefs, may you, your family and friends find some of the ever-elusive peace on earth and goodwill toward men in the new year. A year ago … Continue reading

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Service makes a difference

This is a side-step from blogs about our spring 2016 road trip to comment on the Pacific Princess. I want you to know no one paid for this rave review.  [I’m not virtuous; nobody offered.] Do you remember the TV series The … Continue reading

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