Monthly Archives: July 2020


Seashells intrigue and charm me. On a quiet morning at the beach, seashells inspire the investigator and mythmaker in me.   Where did I first see you?  What creature did you house?  Have you been to faraway beaches? What secrets

Posted in Just for Fun

Portland, Oregon

Portland, 1997.  That city has some good ideas. There is a lot of interesting art work around the city and a lot of it is built into the buildings themselves. That is because Portland has a one percent tax on

Posted in Found in the USA

Hagia Sophia

In Istanbul, stands Turkey’s most popular tourist site, the Hagia Sophia. The original Hagia Sophia was build in approximately 300 AD by Roman Emperor Justinian to commemorate his conquest of Constantinople. Wikipedia says this was the first construction to use a fully pendentive

Posted in World Glimpses

Pandemic, 2nd quarter

Life is good. I am not on the road like last year. Mostly, now I travel as a pedestrian along parks and trails. All this staying at home and self-isolation has changed the lens from which I’m looking at travel.

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