26 Aug, 2012

Vacation Serenity

August 26th, 2012|Tags: , , |

I've been quiet on this blog because we have been on vacation, including four rather blissful days without Internet access while we were staying at a beach house in Marin [...]

3 Jan, 2012

Candle Smoke Writing

January 3rd, 2012|Tags: , |

Here's a different kind of writing for you: Candle Smoke Writing, or rather, historical graffiti. My son and I stopped by Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky on our way [...]

19 Sep, 2011

Photo Essay: The Spoils of Travel or What Do You Bring Home from a Trip?

September 19th, 2011|Tags: , , , |

A month has passed since we returned from our road trip to the Southwest, and only today have I unpacked the last suitcase: mine. It always works like that: I [...]

28 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 13 (the last one): Homestead National Monument

August 28th, 2011|Tags: , |

Then, as now, windmills dot the flat landscape. They provide the crucial source of power to pump up water. After catching our breath at the alpine views of the Rocky [...]

23 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 12: Mesa Arch Photo Essay

August 23rd, 2011|Tags: , , |

Mesa Arch @ Canyonlands National ParkMy son has this view as a wallpaper on his computer, and I have to admit I always thought it was fake until I spotted [...]

19 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 11: Arches National Park Photo Essay

August 19th, 2011|Tags: , , |

To quote my daughter: "This is cooler than Monument Valley." Some whining from my sons was involved because we were "hiking again" until they realized the arches offered climbing opportunities. [...]

17 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 10: Salt Lake City

August 17th, 2011|Tags: , |

My number one goal for our visit to Salt Lake City was to float in the Great Salt Lake. A few years ago on a trip to Israel, we'd all floated [...]

16 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 9: Las Vegas with Kids

August 16th, 2011|Tags: , |

One thing I liked at the Hoover Dam: Those cool 1930s Art Deco towers. What to do in Las Vegas with kids? First of all, I must say Las Vegas, [...]

14 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 8: Wild Horses near Las Vegas

August 14th, 2011|Tags: , |

My daughter's number one wish for this road trip (every family member got one) was to see wild horses. I was nervous about that - after all, they are wild, [...]

10 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 7: Death Valley Photo Essay

August 10th, 2011|Tags: , , |

This photo is a tribute Cath Barton's cover photo "Eleven" of Prime Number Magazine's Issue 11 that also features my essay "Waiting in the Dark." I was about to take a picture [...]

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