Fireworks Stand July 4, 2022 -- the 246th birthday of the United States of America! Notwithstanding the worthless, no-display big-boom fireworks that prevail today, Independence Day is my all-time favorite holiday. Thought for the Day: The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.Benjamin … Continue reading Happy Birthday!
St. Petersburg - 2017 In my sheltered part of the world, mid-west America, I would be hard pressed to find a scene like this. A "care giver" smoking. Ughh, well, at least he's outside. Twenty-eight states have comprehensive "No Smoking" laws, which prohibit smoking in all government buildings, private workplaces, schools, health care, bars and … Continue reading Care Giver
Cape Cod Bright early morning sun and a soft wind promised a glorious spring day on Cape Cod. It was Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend. We had fought so much traffic in yesterday's rush to reach the Cape, I expected to see half of America getting their boats ready. Nobody. The dinghy looked tired, … Continue reading Dinghy
When I was a kid, I wouldn't have thought twice about drinking from this public drinking fountain. My Mom always warned, "Don't put your mouth on the spigot", but I never knew why or gave it a second thought. The mouth guard, that clam-shell shaped thing behind the spigot was supposed to prevent people … Continue reading Bird Bath?
Not much more I can add to what has already been written about the mysterious site called, Stonehenge. Ho hum. What's to get excited about? A bunch of stones stacked haphazardly out in the middle of a sheep pasture. Its about what I expected, just another tourist trap. After all, Stonehenge was merely a … Continue reading Carhenge vs Stonehenge
On the last leg of my recent trip, home being the very next stop, the first thing I noticed that was familiar to me was the radio station. After two weeks on the road, covering 3,658 miles through 12 states and Canada I had punched my radio's Seek button senseless. I couldn't get over the … Continue reading Heading Home