Category: Travel

Nome Friday Round-Up

Not that many places are unforgettable but I think Nome is. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll ever be back. What I’ve collected up this week by way of stones and stories will have to do. I’ve thought about that the whole time, telling myself… Continue Reading “Nome Friday Round-Up”

Slow Boat No Boat

We miss Superior like we owned it and we got foreclosed for not paying taxes, not putting our canoe in the water for too long a time.We lost our Superior card, we don’t belong anymore. Sometimes when the lake was smooth like a kitchen… Continue Reading “Slow Boat No Boat”

Our Day Was This

Our day was snow and dogs. Our day was taking dozens of pictures. Our day was watching teams come trotting out of the trees up the hill we were standing on. Our day was seeing dogs fed and tended and bedded down for a… Continue Reading “Our Day Was This”

Wait

This was the view last night out of our kitchen window. The sun was setting over Lake Superior and the high dunes of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The sunset was stunning, unusually vivid and massive, taking up the whole sky. So we took… Continue Reading “Wait”

Farm Girl Passing

I love it that cows keep eating even in the rain. They don’t even look up. Rain is meaningless to them. This raises some questions. Are all cows born stoic, impervious to wet? Or did each learn that no one will come if they… Continue Reading “Farm Girl Passing”

Good Morning, OB

To the left of the stairs leading up to the pier at Ocean Beach in San Diego, there is an overstuffed couch. A couple of guys with heavy blond dreadlocks are sitting on the couch and smoking while others in various types of homeless… Continue Reading “Good Morning, OB”

In Flight

It is a writer’s dream, flying high at sunrise. The plane is quiet in the way it is in the beginning of a flight when everyone is silent in reflection and hopefulness, hope for a good weather, hope for a great vacation, hope the… Continue Reading “In Flight”

Nostalgia for Canned Goods

When I was a kid, we took weeks’ long trips out West in a black ’49 Ford, the three of us kids sitting in the back seat, me in the middle most of the time to keep my sister and brother from hitting each… Continue Reading “Nostalgia for Canned Goods”

Lunch at Brownie’s Cafe

“How’s your omelet?” “Good,” he answered. “Unusual, because there’s cheese inside and on top, too.” But it wasn’t gooey, drenched in cheese, the omelet was dry with brown edges like the cook wanted to make sure everything was cooked hard. It was how I… Continue Reading “Lunch at Brownie’s Cafe”

Why Not Friday Round-Up

Why, Arizona can be a question or a place depending on whether you use a comma. The first time we came through “town” I saw the official sign for Why that included when it was established and how many people live there. So the… Continue Reading “Why Not Friday Round-Up”

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