Tag Archives: Family

The Travels With My Mum Bit

Springtime greetings!  For the month of May – Mother’s Day month! – I’ve been sifting through photos and memories from amazing trips I’ve shared with my mother over the years!  It got me quizzing Mum about whether as a kid growing up in the Midwest, she ever imagined she’d travel to places like Australia, Greece […]

THE KEEPING IN TOUCH BIT

2019 greetings!  Although we’re well into the New Year, afraid I only just completed my final holiday related chore – I cleared from my living room bookshelf all the delightful cards I’d received from family and friends over the month of December. Yes, I’m a notorious procrastinator.  But I can honestly say I put off […]

The ‘Twas (Yet) Another Year Bit

So now as Year 2018 hits its gloamin’, It’s time to fit my now traditional poem in! What fun to recall as this annum now ends All my revels and travels with family and friends! Though taking long trips, I did this year eschew, That doesn’t mean sights and good times were but few! A […]

Ghost Towns: The Dreams of the Mother Lode Bit

(1848 – Gold is discovered at Sutter’s Mill in California.) Once or twice a year, I used to road trip with friends from Los Angeles to Las Vegas – and two things would invariably happen. First, I wouldn’t get rich playing the slots and would have to road trip straight back to work.  And second, […]

Ireland: The Unexpected Touchstone Bit (Part 2)

Happy, um, Half St. Patrick’s Day! That’s right!  In about six months, the Chicago River will flow bright green again, a parade will bubble through the streets of Boston, and my favorite local pub will temporarily charge a cover.  Erin go Bragh! Alright, so I’m not that keen on the cover charge thing – but I […]

Ireland: The Unexpected Touchstone Bit (Part 1)

It’s known as the Emerald Isle! A land of lush green countryside, brimming with character and magic that can cast such a potent spell, it beckons us to return there as home even when we’ve never once been –  And, if we may, we follow. I’ve had the good fortune to visit Ireland on half […]

The “Casting to the Rise” Bit

So before the summer comes to an end, I’m turning things over to a great authority (perhaps the greatest, in my unbiased opinion) to expound a bit on a classic summertime activity.  That activity would be fishing – and that authority is my dad! I’m sharing here some of the angling chapter from the delightful […]