Is anyone out there who doesn't love to read? Hands up? Didn't think so. Several of my favorite authors have recently or will soon release new titles. The Evening and the Morning--Ken FollettHis books are l-o-o-o-ng but usually really good and interesting historical fiction.Troubled Blood--Robert GalbraithGalbraith, aka JK Rowling writes a good mystery. This is … Continue reading My Christmas Book Wishlist
We’ve been exploring Ireland these past couple of weeks, a somewhat leisurely tour of the Emerald Isle starting in Dublin on the first of October. Three days in Dublin where we took a walking tour and a bus tour along with wandering the streets on our own. Then a train ride across to the west … Continue reading Ireland: Beauty and Bitterness
Even though we celebrated three days ago, today is the traditional celebration of what was once known as "Decoration Day." My grandfather used that term, and it aptly fit our task of decorating the graves of soldiers and family. The holiday originated in Waterloo, New York, a village near where I live and adjacent to the … Continue reading Memorial Day
There Once Was a Puffin Oh, there once was a Puffin Just the shape of a muffin, And he lived on an island In the bright blue sea! He ate little fishes, That were most delicious, And he had them for supper And he had them for tea. But this poor little Puffin, He couldn't … Continue reading PUFFINS!
...and a few years ago I started trying. They were mostly short stories, some poetry, an few attempts at longer works, mostly unfinished. I've been thinking about dusting off one of my more complete attempts and trying to make it into a polished novel. Can I do it?I think I've never wanted to commit to … Continue reading Someday I want to write….
The first of two planned summer trips: this one in Cape Cod. Charlie has been there many times but this was my first visit. Here's a recap:Provincetown - Whale WatchBesides the whale I saw a few new birds including shearwaters and eiders (see below). P-town is a very interesting place. Would have been fun to … Continue reading Cape Cod Crusin’
Finally, my first trip to Montezuma this spring! The eagles were on the nest and I managed to catch them together - not an easy thing to do since usually one is in the nest and the other is out hunting or just taking a break. The canal was dotted with various waterfowl, mostly migrating … Continue reading Here’s to Lifers!
Last weekend was the annual Crary Camp in Gaines, Pa. The group was small this year, but we had great fun. It's a little scary to find a crew as crazy as my native clan, but nice to feel so comfortable being with them. We biked the rail trail along a meandering stream and stumbled … Continue reading Gaines, PA
About a month ago I promised photos of my new granddaughter. I have no excuse for being so delayed in posting but in the meantime, I have another newborn to add: My grand-niece was born on Monday. So the next generation is all girls for now...methinks someone needs to get a move on and produce … Continue reading Adding to the next generation