12 December 2016

“Rise free from care before the dawn and seek adventure……….” And such an adventure it is!  So much has happened since I last texted, typed and tarried over the keyboard.  So much, and yet so little has changed.  We have new leadership on the horizon!  The half of the country that has been clapping its hands … [Read more…]

Acadia National Park

5 Nov 2016 Saturday night and home for just about 24 hours.  What a great week we had!  Just wandering New England without any definite plans.  The dream I held for retirement before all the grandchildren started arriving!!  There is too much to relate but somehow our last stop was in Cape Cod visiting Susan’s cousin … [Read more…]

Rangeley Lake

Rangeley Lake, Maine A thought :    ” Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.”  -Lilly Pulitzer 30 October 2016 Sunday morning at lakes edge.  Awoke to Susan not so stealthily shuffling about, making coffee and hoping to go out and awaken a few loons.  It would appear that the only loon awakened was me. … [Read more…]

30 October 2016

30 Oct 2016 Ah!  Just when I thought we would be home for a while it seemed like a good time to go to Maine.  We’ve been ruminating about going for most of the summer and fall but things just kept getting in the way.  So now that the weather is getting miserable in Ithaca … [Read more…]

23 Oct 2016

I’m back, and must admit I’ve sort of missed you. A thing to ponder today:  ” Fun is about as good a habit as there is……..”  Jimmy Buffet That would be good to paste on the mirror as a reminder every morning.  Now that I’m retired and getting the hang of it, time seems even … [Read more…]

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…]

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