Category Archives: Musings

How A Bad Expedition Spawns A Tradition – Conclusion

One of the under-publicized advantages of being old is that people tend to ignore the fact that you repeat yourself when you speak. I’m not sure that forgiveness applies when you write, however, so I am faced with the dilemma … Continue reading

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67 Inches of Stephen King

We had to move a bookcase the other day, and all the books had to come out.  It was the bookcase housing my Stephen King books, so just for fun, and because I am retired and have time for this … Continue reading

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The Cornish Coast Deserves A Toast

Men, I ask your absolution in advance. I am about to make a confession that might stir agreement deep in your souls, though most of you will remain silent. What might that declaration be? Simply put, it is this. Sometimes … Continue reading

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All Body Parts Present and Accounted For

In July of 2012, during my solo trip to England, I had planned to spend my last day going on a ride in the Great Park in Windsor on horseback.  As readers may or may not know (see “Giving England … Continue reading

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Chugging From Churchill To Chaucer

We jump forward to Wednesday, Monday’s hike having limited Tuesday’s activities to recovery and another unsuccessful hunt for a waxed cap. Feeling our age more than our oats, we prudently decided that a large portion of our travel on this … Continue reading

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Championing Churchill’s Chartwell

This time, it was my idea. At the risk of being drummed out of the Loyal Order of Put-Upon, Vacationing Husbands Everywhere, I make this confession. It was I, it was me, it was myself who suggested touring a historic … Continue reading

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Harmony

One of the nice/annoying (you chose the word) aspects of blogging is that the writer can offer an opinion on a subject about which he knows absolutely nothing. (I used the masculine pronoun intentionally because we all know that women … Continue reading

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Duds, Buds and Suds

Arnold Schwarzenegger: “Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.” Two events occurred last week that signaled a potential crisis on the horizon for yours truly. The consequences of the first event, one of national … Continue reading

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Going to My Happy Place (s)

  So much for dreaming, so much for dreaming…… Ian and Sylvia Fifty or so third graders were on the school bus and were as settled as they were likely to be for the trip back to school after the … Continue reading

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This I Ask, To Mask Or Not To Mask?

Kelly Ripa:  “I’ll quit tanning when the satchel handles grow out my back.” Come along, folks, and return with me now to those thrilling days of yesteryear because the “The Lone Ranger” movie opens today! Though I will probably not … Continue reading

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