Yearly Archives: 2016

Fort McLeod

My grandmother was born in 1890 on Prince Edward’s Island in Canada. Growing up, she spoke English but could also speak some French and a bit of the local Native American language. When I was growing up, a familiar sight

Posted in Just for Fun

Kansas Itinerary

This was my itinerary for a 5-day (Friday-Tuesday) sprint around the State of Kansas some years past. If you are considering a trip there, you may find some ideas for your itinerary here.  Coming from Boston, I took a plane

Posted in Thinking Travel


Kalinzu Forest, Uganda. We went to see chimpanzees in a forest that was home to a group of 40 chimps. We found the sign by the side of the road and drove on the path beyond. At the office, we were

Posted in Wildlife

Sarajevo lodging

Bosnia and Herzegovina.  I was staying at a bed and breakfast establishment in a quiet section of Sarajevo. I enjoyed sitting on their cement stoop each evening with a glass of wine, though I’m not sure the old man of

Posted in World Glimpses

Egyptian Glimpses

Waiting for the Cairo subway, I admired the numbers on the clock. Somehow, it took a minute before I realized they weren’t Roman numerals. In Cairo, the department store manikins seemed overly dressed. The women in line at the juice

Posted in Just for Fun