How can we go into wilderness when we’ve never before sat in a canoe? Canoeing on the Missouri River? With him over 70 years and me unable to get up from ground level without help? Yes—with Wilderness Inquiry. I once rowed a small skiff in a calm, protected bay off the Massachusetts coast. Skus and his brothers had, using a purchased kit, built a motorboat to use on Lake Chelan in Washington. I could learn how to use a paddle,…
There comes a time for all when the road diverges.
One week we knew we’d stay here until our ashes were distributed in the rose garden of our church. The next week we were looking at houses on line, with our daughter and family 1000 miles north
After a month or more of invisibility, I’m back– While ignoring posting, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, I’ve been: Enjoying our granddaughter’s Seahawks theme wedding. Traveling 2000 miles in too little time–and, for a BIG change, driving only 100 of that, thanks to a daughter who takes I-5 in stride. Helping a daughter and family look for a house. I can’t drive through a town without seeing a house I’d like to buy and restore to its former glory. “Look to…
William Heat-Moon’s book, “Here, There, Elsewhere” is one delight after another of places unknown and some familiar.
Southern California in bloom!
Arboretum in January? There is no off-season for the Dallas Arboretum!
Texas waffles! Full-plate sized and Texas shaped, delicious way to begin a day of exploration.
Wedding coming up in Texas–we learn about cattle drives and Louis L’Amour’s breakout novel, Hondo.
As the senior members of our extended family, we’re the ones to begin a feast with a blessing. It’s easy to be thankful for all those sharing the meal with us, the food on the table, the multiple cooks who prepared it, Outside our home, there are too many negatives, too many hurting people, too many environmental and personal disasters. We’re thankful for a reminder of the positives: Now approaches the day set aside to giving thanks. I’m grateful for…