Author Archives: Traveler

About Traveler

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.”

The local vacation

You’ve heard of the Staycation, but that’s a vacation where you stay home or near home and just have a little leisure time. But I recently rented a hotel room a block away from my residence, and I can fully … Continue reading

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Tricks of the Eye

Normally I am quick to correct people (even if only in my mind) who say “All is not what it seems.”  The reason I am so quick to correct is because usually what they mean by that statement is that … Continue reading

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Dying fashion

I have a blazer. It is one of few things I own that I’d run into a burning house to rescue. It is a fashion piece, but for me it is strongly associated with the passings of two people:  one … Continue reading

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Ghostly Savannah

Recently I attended a work conference in a small American city in the south that I’d never visited:  Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is known for, among many other things, being a picturesque and historic city.  It’s also known for being the setting … Continue reading

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Santa sits alone

Black Friday was over. The initial surge of shoppers had subsided and had now moved on to another channel to satisfy the craving to distract and spend. But the flurry of shoppers continued to and fro, up and down escalators, … Continue reading

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Reading is a form of travel.

I have not traveled much recently, but I have read.  Here is my take on the novel “The Executioner’s Song” by Norman Mailer, a book I have wanted to read for a long time and finally did between August and … Continue reading

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Church cemetery

As a kid I watched the Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows daily and, like many, was obsessed with Barnabas Collins, the resident Gentleman Vampire. In this video, actor Jonathan Frid, known for his role as Barnabas Collins, narrates verse in … Continue reading

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