The night grows longer. The day shorter. The temperature goes down as the...
Ian Frazier writes in Travels in Siberia, which was published in 2010, that Midwesterners have an unexplained fascination with Siberia. I am one of those people. While growing up in Minnesota, for whatever reason I took a Russian history course offered in high school. That inspired me to sign up for several more Russian history […]
Holidays for me as a child in Minnesota were spent the same way each year, albeit quite deliciously. Thanksgiving turkey. A half pork and half beef Christmas roast tied together. Grandma’s caramel rolls. Grandma. I’d wait anxiously for my grandparents to drive down to the Twin Cities each winter. They’d come both for Thanksgiving and […]
Today, the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, I’m reminded of my trip to his grave site this year in Arlington National Cemetery. It was a return visit of one I did a great many years ago as a child, while on our family road trip along the eastern seaboard.
The night grows longer. The day shorter. The temperature goes down as the thermostat goes up. Winter is almost here. Snow is forecasted. Mittens and caps are all pulled from the shelves. We bundle up a little more each day. Winter is almost here. No more hiking. No more trekking. No more walking in the […]
The mirror-like reflection of the towering canyon walls in the Gunnison River in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, as can be seen in the bottom of the canyon high in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.
A lot of the travel stories I read online are a tad, well, shallow. I see plenty of Hey, look at me and what I did! stories, or various lists of top five this or that, as opposed to anything with depth or substance. I’m guilty of that, too. Without a doubt. It ain’t easy […]
“G” is for Greece, the first country I ever visited outside of the U.S. Well, actually that’s not true. There was this time as a young child when I freaked out in a wax museum across the border in Canada, but Greece is really the first place I traveled without meltdown. Here are a few […]
I am into nature and seeing whales. I went whale-watching, and I was really looking forward to that, but when you see it on TV and you see other programs do it, you’re seeing close-ups of these massive creatures, and the music that’s added gives you a certain feeling. ~ Karl Pilkington, An Idiot Abroad […]