Halloween on the River

November 22, 2016 in blog, TearAway, United States

Halloween on the Hudson and midnight in Manhattan

Launch Day

October 18, 2016 in blog, TearAway, United States

After weeks of delays, weeks of work, and weeks upon weeks of planning, TearAway was finally launched.

Egypt Part Two: The Sun God and the River Nile

September 18, 2016 in blog, Egypt, Travelogue

The sun really is the god of Egypt It isn’t hard to imagine why Ra reigned supreme in Egyptian mythology. The sun controls everything here, not just the rhythm of […]

Engine Repair Progress

September 13, 2016 in blog, TearAway

Determining whether the leak is an integral engine failure or something we can deal with temporarily to get the boat to a mechanic.

Lake Como, Italy… Mountains, Beaches and Wow

September 10, 2016 in blog, Italy

It’s the colours that make this lake spectacular. The kaleidoscope that paints the mountains as the sun turns through the sky, dropping individual crystals of the glowing mosaic into place, […]

All That is Right in the World

January 15, 2016 in blog, Inspiration

It has been pointed out that I live in 1947. I didn’t realize this until it was mentioned to me, but it is absolutely true. I’ve lived in 1947 for […]

What you don’t know could kill me: A requiem for Anita

August 28, 2013 in blog, Inspiration

In between the Miley Cyrus debacle and the drama of the Australian campaign trail, in between news of Donald Trump’s latest antics and the anxiety over the escalating tensions surrounding […]

The Brotherhood of Traveling Children: On friendships

June 27, 2013 in blog, Education

We are asked, on occasion, what we “do” about the social needs of our children. Granted, the question has never been asked by anyone who’s actually met our children.  Spend […]

Ten Things I Learned From My Mom

May 10, 2013 in blog, Education, Inspiration, Travelogue

Mother’s Day is this weekend… I’ve been thinking about my Mom a lot… I miss her. This year she’s celebrating in BC with my brother’s family, awaiting the birth of […]

Otago Central Rail Trail: Oterehua to Omakau

May 7, 2013 in blog, New Zealand, Oceania, Travelogue

The crackle of the wood stove is the only sound. The boys are sprawled out on the carpets, reading. They’ve almost recovered from the beating I gave them at Scrabble. […]

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