Thanks for Thanksgiving

Once again, another year, I find myself thinking that Thanksgiving really is the best holiday celebration. Whatever bits of crankiness, obligation, overeating, etc. may happen, it feels like love and family and friends conquer all, gratitude exists. This year the US family and a friend family went to Vermont, taking a five hour drive (after … More Thanks for Thanksgiving

Not quite well

I had forgotten what it is like to be sick. I picked up a bug of some sort on the long flight back from New Zealand, was recovering more or less when I took off again, as planned, from Edinburgh to Ireland to see family there. On Sunday we drove to Dunseverick on the north … More Not quite well

Contrasts

Yesterday – I drove to Carterton to see my friend Fred who now lives there, an hour and a half away from Palmerston North across the Tararua Range. I looked forward to the drive, knowing how beautiful the country is. It rained. And rained. So I had a great visit with Fred and headed back, … More Contrasts

Time to spend

Traveling again, a brief trip back to Edinburgh. Now, getting away involves getting the boat, this is ┬áBlock Island, so even though the plane leaves late evening, I found myself in Boston by midday with time to spend. So I visited the Museum of Fine Art. The photos will remind me of some of the … More Time to spend