Category Archives: Perspectives

Remember the Boomers

So far I’ve played it safe with blog postings about neutral subjects like travel and writing. But this time I’m going out on a limb and expressing my personal views on what I perceive to be a disturbing trend in … Continue reading

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Make a Joyful Noise

Recently I attended the funeral of yet another vibrant person taken from us far before their time. As always happens when I attend such a funeral and listen to others speak of the virtues of the deceased, I can’t help … Continue reading

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Writer Shplock

It’s been quite a while since I’ve added to my blog postings. When you read this posting, you’ll understand why. Sometimes it’s not that the words won’t come. It’s that the prevailing conditions aren’t right. Something stops the writing before … Continue reading

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Baltic Cruise 2009 – Rotterdam (departure)

This is a continuation of our 2009 Baltic Cruise that I started yesterday. We departed from Amsterdam early the second morning and caught a shuttle bus to Rotterdam where we boarded the lovely MS Rotterdam. We were still a bit jet lagged, … Continue reading

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The Cape Bretoner

As we get older, we often lose touch with good friends, no matter how close we once were. Distance and time can do that. Allan J. MacNeil of Christmas Island, Cape Breton is a good friend I lost track of … Continue reading

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A Bus-Traveling Poet

Today I add a page to my Writings section. This is where I post creative works of fiction, or descriptions and links to the works of other people.  In today’s page I introduce you to my sister Marcia Nelson Pedde, … Continue reading

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All Over the Map

A dear friend recently visited and commented on the structure of my blog. He has many years of experience in the blogosphere, so he knows what he’s talking about. He notes that my site is a bit awkward to navigate … Continue reading

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Practice, Practice

If this is the punchline answer, then what’s the question? Most of us know (if not, then I guess you’ll just have to read this posting to find out.) Lately I’ve been thinking about practicing the craft of writing. As … Continue reading

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