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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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Blind men and an elephant: The Vietnam war

April 16 will mark forty-four years since I left Viet Nam. So rather than my usual travel post, I decided to write this commentary on my experiences. For almost a year, I lived in the Triêu Phong district near the … Continue reading

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Civilization: A Commentary

At some point driving across Canada, I began to think about the concept of civilization.  It was probably on some long unbroken prairie. There are a number of different ideas about what creates and defines civilization. To my unscientific mind, … Continue reading

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Honorable Service

The Supreme Court has just held that Congress cannot prohibit people from falsely claiming they received military medals or making false claims about their military service.  Lying, it seems, is part of free speech. The most basic concept of a … Continue reading

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Rounding the “square”

They say as we grow older having a good social network keeps us healthy.  Friends certainly keep life richer. We caught US 17 north of Fredericksburg,VA up to I-81 in order to by-pass Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. Getting to Harrisburg, … Continue reading

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Interstate Highway Travel

 There are plusses and minuses to everything in life.  We really hate interstate highway driving, but sometimes, like now, it is the fastest way to drive from Point A to Point B.    Point A is Cape Coral, Florida.  Point B is … Continue reading

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