The Peripatetic Traveler

Monthly Archives: December 2014

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the complete report.

I have nothing really profound to say today. I just want to wish each of my readers a happy holiday season. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, Saturnalia, Yule, Festivus, something else, or none of the above, today is a good day to reflect on what has happened in 2014 and to think about what will come in 2015. Enjoy the day, and thank you for reading.

Merry Christmas! Once again, it’s time for my annual fiction-writing exercise… 🙂 Retirement kicked in full-time this year, and with it came a lot of travel. Toni’s niece, Amy, got married in Florida at the beginning of February, and she was kind enough not only to invite me to the wedding, but also to ask if I would be a “supplemental photographer.” Since I’ve stuck my camera lens into almost every other… Read More

I posted this graphic on my Facebook page recently and noted that “accepting the evidence for it” is probably a more accurate way than “believing in it” to describe my position on evolution. One of the comments it engendered was “Yes, you must be politically correct.” My response was, “It’s not ‘politically correct;’ it’s the accurate way to describe it. In the same way, I neither believe nor disbelieve in gravity. I… Read More

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