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August 4, 2011


There’s always a story. You’ve heard people start to tell you a story and then say, “you probably don’t want to know because it’s complicated.”  They want to tell you the story.  They want you to ask them for the story. Those stories are simple stories with no earned drama.  The drama is in getting […]

The Next Three Days

August 2, 2011


We’re down to three days.  Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday. Then, we’re gone. Three of us.  Three days. One dog.  One car. We’re thankful to be leaving. We’re thankful to have you following. Hopefully our escape won’t be as exciting as Russell Crowe breaking his wife out of prison in the movie above. Although, hmm…  

Natural Disasters

July 31, 2011


I have a history. When I leave a place, a natural disaster strikes. Left Corpus Christi the summer 1980.  Hurricane Allen struck that fall. Left Houston the summer 1983.  Hurricane Alicia struck that fall. Left San Francisco Bay Area in 1987.  The great earthquake of 1989 struck. Left south Florida in 1992.  Hurricane Andrew struck […]


July 26, 2011


“The troubles of modern life come from being divorced from nature.” Isaac Asimov Her first fish was a Red Ear Sunfish. Standard ultra light rod and reel.  4lb test monofilament.  Small hook and live earthworm.  2 foot lead from small red/white bobber. She had trouble casting over the edge of the railing, so I cast it […]

Seventy Miles Makes All The Difference

July 16, 2011


We started stay-cations as a way to get out of the house and enjoy our lives. Escape an hour this way or two hours that way. This time we went seventy miles. There’s something strange that happens the second you move an hour out of the area. Things seem a bit more normal. You can […]

How much beach is too much beach?

July 15, 2011


Three times in 24 hours? Four times in 30 hours? Our stay-cation turned into beach-palooza. We went twice yesterday as I wrote, and then again twice today. Of course today’s first trip was punctuated by a meal and a nap. Or maybe I was the only one napping. I woke up from my “nap” to […]

Have dog, will travel

July 14, 2011


It isn’t all that easy to take a dog everywhere you want. Last time we went to Minnesota, Gwa-il stayed at the doggy hotel where she could play all day. However, with an upcoming cross-country move, we have to plan on stopping at dog-friendly places. So we decided to take a test-run and see how […]