Category Archives: Travel

How hard can it be?

  I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently.  When I can master this shift in thought pattern, the rest of life seems to fall in place. Of course, it’s not as easy as it sounds.  My mind seems to … Continue reading

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The year is 1568. Queen Elizabeth sits on the throne of England. Mary, Queen of Scots, has fled Scotland seeking refuge with her cousin Elizabeth. Instead, she finds herself imprisoned and turned over to the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury. … Continue reading

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My daughter asked me the other day why I am so interested in trees all of a sudden.  She has noticed me researching trees, buying books about trees, and basically making the study of trees an obsession.  Why? Well, they … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation, part V

Okay, last one.  I promise.  Thank you if you stuck with me throughout the journey.  Before we officially close the books on summer vacation 2016, I just want to add a few personal comments: First, I thank God for perhaps … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation, part IV

The Cloisters The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art located within Fort Tryon Park on the northern tip of Manhattan, is a beautiful collection of medieval art and architecture.  The core of the collection was put together … Continue reading

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