13 Oct 2016

A thought for today. Shimon Peres, the recently deceased Israeli statesman, when asked how he conducted his affairs with the energy and enthusiasm of one much younger responded that in order to stay young you must make sure your list of dreams is longer than your list of accomplishments. I have struggled in this endeavor … [Read more…]

11 Oct

  Greetings! Have been attempting to familiarize myself with the behind the scene machinations of a web site.  I’m quite sure that there is nothing complicated about it but I do not find any keystroke command remotely intuitive.  As I write I can hear the distant rumble of laughter from Cam, Gavin, my niece Caliegh, Amit and … [Read more…]

First Official Post

Hello! Welcome to my website.  I’m not sure why I have one but my family felt it was necessary. As an introduction and bit of back ground: There was a time several years ago when my youngest son, enduring his formative years and yet still secure in the belief that his father was surely the font of all wisdom, … [Read more…]

France lX

14 Sept 2016 Bon jour mes amis, We have had very full, fun days which have left little computer time. I’m more than a little disappointed that while I’m out of the country you’ve allowed the stock market to go to hell in a hand basket! Coming home tomorrow so will try to straighten things … [Read more…]

France Vlll

10 Sept 2016 What do you call a cow thats got no legs?………………….Ground beef. Ohhhh…it could be a good day! Yesterday we hiked from Thollon les Memises, where we live, down about two hours on a switchback trail through field, forest and village to the shore of Lake Geneva and ended up at Locum, an … [Read more…]

France Vll

10 Sept 2016 Great Day Hiked down and up a mountain. ate too much, drank too much……………too tired to think. Bad influences abound, but happy! More to come. Jim

France Vl

8 Sept 2016 Ah Mes Amis, Today was another day on the roadways so we ventured forth with courage up and “balls to the wall”, as my dear friends from our Iceland days will fondly remember from our foray into the Scottish countryside . Days of dodging lorries on one side, stone walls on the … [Read more…]

France V

7 Sept 2016 Un autre jour au paradis! Have been keeping rather late hours and Susan let me sleep in until after 9:00 this AM which may have happened only one other time in about 40 years. There is no better way to get up late and enjoy a cup of coffee than to open … [Read more…]

France lV

6 Sept 2016 A quiet day. Rose at a reasonable hour and watched the fog devour the lake. After moving as slowly as I could we got out the door and headed for Evian les Bains. For those you who don’t know, this is the home of the famous bottled water. It is also home … [Read more…]

France lll

Ce matin, il pleut! Mon 9/5/2016 Awoke to pouring rain and a loss of power in the night. This gave me an opportunity to do a little housekeeping. Firstly, if that is a word, thank you all for your encouragement. All of my adult life I have kept a journal. Although sometimes days and weeks … [Read more…]