Yearly Archives: 2019


Thanksgiving is coming, that day feared by turkeys across the land and cherished by the farmers who grow cranberries. We’ve celebrated this day in one way or another  as far back as the arrival of Columbus. Yes, I know, the

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

The marking off of a bucket list item is not always as wonderful as I imagined it would be. However, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta was even more incredible than I dared imagine. They say a picture is worth a thousand

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“Desiderata” again

Given the divisiveness, and anger that is currently sweeping our country, it is time to re-read “Desiderata,” Latin translation of the title: “Desired Things.” The poem has an interesting  history. For a long time, it was believed to have been written

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  I learned recently via a television commercial that if I would only buy a certain manufacturer’s vehicle, I would become a world renowned photographer and my significant other would become a deep sea diver.  I’m on my way to a

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My mom read stories to me before I could read them for myself. Recently, I started wondering about the writers of those books from my childhood that I had so loved. BAMBI, A LIFE IN THE WOODS by Felix Salten was

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