Various posts from my travels. Note: anything with “Travelog” in the title should, um, be read with a very large grain of salt (a.k.a fiction). All other posts are non-fiction.
Ladyslippers @Itasca State Park
The picture above is from Lake Itasca in the summer of 2022. It is a nice break from winter. Here are some more…
First day of retirement
This is the view from our campsite at Itasca State Park. This was a spontaneous decision as we passed by. Looking forward to doing a lot of this in the coming years….
Jason Kottke, one of my favorite internet curators, continues with his awesome internet ‘finds’. This post points to a cool set of photos of immigrants that came through Ellis Island. The photo above (a Norwegian woman coming into Ellis Island) is found when you click through to the article Jason points to. I visited Ellis…
Travelog: Dubuque: The Curious Case of the Missing Mustang
A crime was committed in Dubuque, Iowa. Not a crime of power. Not a crime of money. Not even a crime of passion. But a crime nonetheless. In 2003, late on a hot summer day, a small ceremony took place at the above location. On the banks of the Mississippi, overlooking the river traffic and…