Monthly Archives: July 2014

1975: the way we were, the gadgets we had and didn’t have

Craig Beckstein, the protagonist in my novel-in-progress, was in college in 1975. I went looking to see if cell phones were yet in their infancy and found the post below, reproduced here from the blog of Ran Prieur. I added the … Continue reading

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Amtrak California Zephyr in the Rockies: a picture for cooling off in July

Click to enlarge the photo. The track cuts across a mountainside, snow above and snow below. Todd and  I have ridden the Zephyr numerous times, winter and summer. It’s one of the world’s spectacular train rides, through the heart of the … Continue reading

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Surfing anyone?

  I found this photo on, where it was credited to What must it be like to go through life so ugly? Poor guy.  

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Nagarjun Roy’s photo of flowers

This appeared in my Google+ stream and took my breath away.  

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Norwegian Jewel: pilot boat

A pilot boat on its way to the Norwegian Dream in the Caribbean–I forget which port. I ran across this and the photos below from a cruise in June a few years ago and wanted to share them because I … Continue reading

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