January 2017

Learning to Love Museums

January 18, 2017 // 16 Comments

Want to make someone hate you? Find a person who doesn’t know much about art and force them to spend hours as you drag them to every painting in every gallery in a [...]

Winter Give-Away

January 8, 2017 // 1 Comment

Thank you for a great first year! On January 1, 2016, I completed my first full year blogging! As a thank you to all of my blog subscribers, I’m doing a Winter [...]

Whooping Crane Morning

January 8, 2017 // 1 Comment

In early December, I drove to Rockport, Texas.   Mission: to visit Whooping Cranes in their winter home. I met Captain Kevin Sims the next morning, just before sunrise, [...]

Crossing the Atlantic on a Tall Ship

January 1, 2017 // 23 Comments

And so it begins . . . I am on Star Flyer as she heads out into the Atlantic making for Barbados and winter in the Caribbean. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a tall ship is the stuff of dreams. Rope and cable thrumming in the breeze, the crack of a sail filling with wind: these are sounds old in human time -- these sounds lie deep within our collective consciousness. [...]