Ah, that championship year! To try and survive these doldrum-y, hockey-less (and hence, meaningless) days between NHL seasons, I sometimes resort to watching video of Stanley Cup conquests past – especially the two by my LA Kings! But just now, I’m actually recalling a championship run from my own “career” as a recreation hockey […]
“Doin’ the ruins.” That’s what Dad called the trips he and Mum took around the Mediterranean. And twice I got to along to see firsthand (among many other amazing things) just how far the vast arm of Ancient Rome used to reach – including to a once posh neighborhood on the island of Cyprus. It […]
Greetings! My next post will mainly be about my visit to this island! Legend has it that if you swim three times around one of these rocks off its coast, you’ll find true love – guess I need to go back and give that a try! Know which island it is?
O Fortuna velut luna statu variabilis So begins the fabulous musical work Carmina Burana with the declaration that fortunes change like the waxing and waning moon. Boy do they, right? And sometimes a major change of fortune can come from a trivial choice. Like when my decision to join a university chorus and sing these words caused […]
Over several roamings around Alberta, Canada, I’ve been thoroughly charmed by the spectacular scenery – especially by the lakes and rivers! And through visits in different seasons, I’ve gotten to enjoy them in a variety of states (well, provinces, technically). There’s so much geologic beauty there to take in and learn about! While in the […]
Once upon a bygone Oregon time, there stood an old log cabin on the banks of Lost Lake. My dad and his family would spend weeks at a time there when he was a little boy, and this rustic wilderness sanctuary was very special to them. So special I’ve come to find that although time […]
So Mr. Longfellow pretty much called it – we all get rained on now and then. And when bad weather happens on a sightseeing trip, it can actually add to the atmosphere of a place. It can heighten the romance. Or deepen the drama. Or – who am I kidding? It can also be a total […]