The Peripatetic Traveler


A few weeks ago (three, to be exact) I passed a couple of anniversaries – and didn’t even fully realize it until afterward. The fact that I haven’t written about them until now could be taken as being a milestone, although not a chronological one. I’ll explain: Three weeks ago was Sunday, May 24. It happened to be 30 months since Toni was in the car crash that took her life, and 24 months… Read More

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 was going to use Willie Nelson’s song, “On The Road Again,” but that’s been done *so* many times that I decided to do something different. Yes, Dear Reader, I’m heading out tomorrow on another sojourn. I’m driving to Oregon over the next two days so that I can participate in the 2014 Tour DaVita (, a charity ride that I’ve been a (very small!) part of since 2008. The first Tour… Read More

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