Category Archives: Travel


More fun from the Dolphin Tour

Last week, I mentioned our trip aboard The Dolphin Explorer, and here are a couple more photos from that tour. We really did see a lot of dolphin, and the guides knew them all by […]

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Sunshine Skyway – Bridge to Inspiration

Here in Saint Petersburg, Florida, I’m privileged to live very close to the Sunshine Skyway bridge – a grandiose, modern style suspension bridge that links Pinellas County with Manatee County to the south, by spanning […]

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Snowmass Village Ski Resort

Sometimes, the best images are right under your nose. While visiting Snowmass Village, Colorado recently, I was anxiously anticipating getting out on the mountain for my first day of skiing this year. But, on a […]

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Impermanence II

I’ve been continuing my study of Impermanence as a counterpoint to my previous explorations with Permanence. Here, a gnarled old tree with plenty of attitude and life embraces several rocks and stones in its battle […]

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This unusual scene originating near Bar Harbor in Acadia National Park gives new meaning to the phrase, “tree-hugger.” The love between tree and rock is destined to be a temporary affair; as the tree grapples […]

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The Fog and the Full Moon

On my recent visit to Maine, I spent some time one evening visiting Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. This is a rather unique spot, as the lighthouse is in the middle of Rockland Harbor, at the end […]

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Pemaquid Lighthouse

Like many people, I’ve always been enchanted with lighthouses. The trouble is, in my part of the country, most lighthouses are several miles out at sea, and most have been rebuilt, fortified and automated, and […]

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Permanence–A Study in Stone, Sea and Wood

Stone and Sea hold opposing views of permanence. Stones are permanently at rest, while the Sea remains permanently in motion. Both are fundamental symbols of the world (paraphrasing Stephen R. Donaldson). Wood is much less […]

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El Presidio de Santa Barbara

On a recent trip to Santa Barbara, I had the opportunity to visit El Presidio; according to the custodian on duty, the second oldest European settlement in the US (behind Saint Augustine, FL). I was […]

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More powder, and still more

We've really struck the powder jackpot here in Crested Butte. After the first two bluebird days of skiing on slightly crusty but well-groomed snow, we had a huge snowstorm, and the snow has continued daily […]

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