In 2017, some UK family members and I enjoyed a ride on the Bluebell Railway. We were on one of several steam locomotives on a railway line that was closed by British Railways in 1955 but preserved by enthusiasts and still running today. We took the train from […]
When you hear someone say “Let’s unpack this” you hope they are going to take a complicated issue, separate it into its parts, identify the common thread, and prioritize essential elements. They will see the big picture, discard the extraneous, and focus on productivity. When someone looks at […]
The youngest member of our party is a bright 14-year-old who is very good at chess. He drew our attention to what is probably the most beautiful chess set I have ever seen. The pieces represent Mayans and Conquistadors, and the details are quite exquisite. The chess set […]
This morning was the perfect day to visit the archeological site at Tulum where there are the ruins of an ancient Mayan city. It was walled to the west and faced the Caribbean Sea to the east. The site was inhabited as early as 564 A.D. and remained […]
Humans started making tools about 90,000 years ago and it took all that time for us to realize we could put our luggage on wheels. Whoever first came up with that idea is brilliant and we should all bow down in obeisance to that genius. Here’s another simple […]
This is my first day in Playa del Carmen in Mexico and I am exhausted, delighted, and overwhelmed. I arrived here with my son Ken and his family, Julie and Hayden, at 7:15 AM local time which was 4:15 in our heads. We took a shuttle to our […]
Here are some pictures of me taken in my glory days. I was somewhere between 19 and 22 or 23 and going through a somewhat rebellious period. Not very rebellious. Just a little.