On the Road without Advil or Tums

I love to travel. More accurately, my brain loves to travel. My body finds hours in an airline seat difficult, nights on strange beds rough, walking over rocky terrain challenging and new foods unsettling. So while my mind is having a great time, I’ve learned to pacify the rest of me with analgesics and antacidsContinue reading “On the Road without Advil or Tums”

Treasure hunting for treasure

Yes, people do still hunt for treasure, and they do occasionally strike it rich. Last week-end a family in Florida found seven gold chains, three gold coins, and a gold ring  valued together at about $300,000, just 150 yards offshore. One of the interesting things about modern treasure hunting is that is has an oddContinue reading “Treasure hunting for treasure”

It’s September. There’s hope.

In the Midwest where I grew up, we looked forward to spring. One of my most vivid movie memories as a child (second perhaps only to my sheer terror at the wicked witch of the west and her flying monkeys) was a scene from Dr. Zhivago. After endless footage of snow and ice, the daffodilsContinue reading “It’s September. There’s hope.”