Monthly Archives: February 2013

Left Texas

We stormed into Austin like a spring tornado. Austin was added to the itinerary because my wife has friends residing there during the winter. Diane and Tom are seasoned members of Minnesota’s snowbird contingent that annually skid-addles to warmer climes … Continue reading

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Oooommmm…

Human beings crave comfort or perhaps relief; especially in times of crisis or stress. One can only imagine how significant events like war or distant travel could the perfect trigger for anxiety. Adaptation enables us to cope. Our thoughts conjure … Continue reading

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Good Friends in Good Places

The joy of traveling to and through the Republic of Texas has been magnified by the time we spent with so many close friends. For the better part of a week we sponged living quarters from Larry and Lynda Conley … Continue reading

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Space the Last Frontier

Back in second grade I got my first Tom Swift book called “Tom Swift and his Flying Lab”. This was the 1950’s and the whole space race was just taking off. I was hooked on space–yes, I wanted to visit … Continue reading

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Dallas Whirlwind

This is not our first visit to Dallas but it certainly was one of the most fun. Big “D” keeps getting bigger and bigger–traffic feels a lot like Atlanta or Phoenix. Tollways, double highways, shopping centers everywhere it feels like … Continue reading

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Clinton’s House

Walking along the Arkansas River one is reminded of how every river town in America, heck every town situated by some water in America, is or has tried to exploit that resource as a means of revitalizing a city. This … Continue reading

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Crystal Bridges

One never knows when and where great architecture and great art will be found. Imagine how surprising it was to visit the Crystal Bridges American Museum of Art located in Bentonville, AR. which is literally in the middle of rural … Continue reading

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Jim Crow — is it dead?

Smug Yankees find it easy to look askance at the actions of the South after the Civil War; after all the North had won the war. Unfortunately, Lincoln’s assassination severely undercut the plans for the post-war Reconstruction of the South. … Continue reading

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Blessed are the peacemakers…

George Washington Carver…does this name sound familiar? Perhaps his research into the lowly peanut strikes a chord for you? It is so easy to associate botany with Dr. Carver since he spent his entire life studying it, teaching it, and … Continue reading

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Art, food and more…

Kansas City is a wonderful town. Much like Minneapolis it is often maligned for being smack dab in the center of flyover land. Don’t let this fool you–it has much to offer any visitor. The weather is almost spring-like with … Continue reading

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