Category Archives: Non-travel

Any post that is NOT related to or directly about geographical travel

Visions of Christmas

I’ve put together a couple of videos set to pretty holiday music and tossed them up on YouTube: here (an old-fashioned Perry Como take on a familiar tune set amidst a display at a doughnut shop) and… here (another visit … Continue reading

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Angel

Halloween is nearly upon us. Yet how far this intriguing holiday of lore has traversed from the Halloween of our pasts… (apparently there was a time I was an angel, and there I am, looking somewhat numb, lost, and not … Continue reading

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Sam

About 18 years ago, I felt inspired to write a strange little essay about Sam Shepard.  I don’t recall now why I composed it or what I had planned to do with it, if anything.  Ultimately, I did nothing with … Continue reading

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Babysitting by Willard

One of my favorite posts on the entire Internet takes me hilariously back to the long-gone good-and-bad old days of the 1970s.  I’m somewhat of a nostalgia addict, so posts like this just tear me up and take me down … Continue reading

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Frank

I’ve written several times in this space over the past few years about death and dying and those I’ve lost.  Unfortunately, on April 1, there was another death, this one unexpected. His name is Frank, and he was the longtime … Continue reading

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Bedtime Stories

A recent article by Pagan Kennedy published in the New York Times titled “The Insomnia Machine” got me thinking about my own struggles with sleeplessness. I’ve always favored the night hours over the day.  They are often my best hours … Continue reading

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More Musings on (Not) Writing

This post may not have a point to it, but that’s the point. I’ve been writing since I was a kid. Like many kids, I wrote stories — sometimes for school, sometimes just to amuse my siblings or to get … Continue reading

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