Notes from Home: Grounded and Grateful

November 21, 2022Notes from Home

“This, too, will pass.” ~Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth A couple of weeks ago, Herb and I returned from an always-wonderful visit with our Bay Area grandchildren, topped off with an overnight stay in a lighthouse to celebrate anniversary #43 and fulfill one of my little travel dreams. We’d only been home a day or … Read More

Stopping by Pyramid Lake: In Praise of Getting Off the Beaten Path

October 3, 2022California

We must have driven this route more than a dozen times these past two years. Interstate Highway 5…the main artery between Northern and Southern California, and the delicate thread of a lifeline that winds its way to our two little grandsons, one born during the throes of the pandemic; the other making his appearance just … Read More

Notes from Home: Postcards from the Future

August 8, 2022Notes from Home

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden It’s about a five-minute drive from our home in San Diego to the post office where our mail is delivered. With the local NPR station … Read More

Galápagos Day 3: Hiking to the Top of Bartolomé Island & That Iconic View

June 14, 2022Ecuador

“I am very anxious for the Galápagos Islands. I think both the geology and the zoology cannot fail to be very interesting.” ~Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle It’s the most iconic photograph of the Galápagos Islands. Like the blue-roofed whitewashed hillside houses of Greece’s Santorini or the unmistakably stunning Eiffel Tower in Paris, the … Read More