Friendly Dogs

Unlike the dogs of Guatemala, in this post, I met some rather friendly fellows in Central Park in NY this...

Summer hasn’t given up just yet

It’s still a bit warm and humid in the Carolinas, but the mornings are now in the mid to low...

Ripples from Charlottesville

Yesterday, September 2, 2016, was a hot, oppressively humid day in Charleston, SC. My friend, Robert, was visiting from Ohio...

Back to school!!!

The other day, during my morning walk, I heard a familiar sound that I hadn’t heard for a few months...

A board, some tape, a little foil, and a tripod = PPU

In reality, solar eclipses are not all that rare – for a particular area they are. The next one for...

Willis Carrier, you’re the coolest!

It’s days like this, hot and humid days, when I think of the mountains, frequently. I think of how nice...

While I was in Antigua, I put quite a few miles on the old sneakers, or should I say, quite a few kilometers. In fact, when I looked back at that week, from Sunday to Saturday, I put in 99…

I wish that it weren’t true, but it is. My niece is completely, unabashedly addicted to her cellphone and to social media. The whole time that we were in Guatemala, it was a difficult time to get her to unplug…

There are things that we’ve heard probably all of our lives: A penny saved is a penny earned. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Never look a gift horse in the mouth. Things like that…

To be sure, my niece, Kayla is NOT a foodie! In fact, she doesn’t stray very far away from her high-fat, high-sugar, high-salt fare. This is not a criticism, but merely a description of where her tastebuds are at this…

So, as some of you know, I’ve been working with a teacher, Vidal, who lives in Guatemala. Over the four years that we’ve been working together, he’s become my very good friend, like a brother, actually. Naturally, when I go…