not your granny’s Columbus Day… This article is excellent on the subject of Christopher Columbus and the “discovery of America.” It is well worth the read, and deserves an A+ for research and attribution, factual information based partially on bona fide original sources including Columbus’s own writing. Bartolomé de Las Casas,  Dominican Friar and later Bishop, is the author of The Destruction of the Indies, which details the systematic horror … Continue reading not your granny’s Columbus Day…

pack a lunch and let’s go! NO Folks…..I did not get this from watching FOXNEWS!!!!   Yahoo.   Anyway….it is a real mind-boggler, especially for someone like me who freaks out at an atrium in a Mall.   I just don’t do heights…even a ladder will weaken the knees. The Google-Street-Map is spectacular, 3-D view of the gorge and the walkway.       I see there’s a Restaurant-Bar located along the trail. Oh, and helmets … Continue reading pack a lunch and let’s go!

the space race remembered

Once I watched a rocket launch from under a blanket…our TV set was ancient and the light was very dim, so unless the room was almost dark the image on the set was barely visible.   I’m not sure of the year, or which of the early missions it was.   My whole life back in those days, between 1957 and about 1965 , are catalogued according … Continue reading the space race remembered

Mercado Flores Pantleon Re-Blogged

Originally posted on Guadalajara en Fotos:
This is the biggest flower market in Guadalajara, and the best place to go on Valentines day.  It is across the street from the Cemetary, so people can buy flowers for the departed.  It has stores that face the street Federalismo, and more and more stores as you walk a block behind the storefronts.  My favorite part is the… Continue reading Mercado Flores Pantleon Re-Blogged

My favorite all-time book: Snow Treasure

When I was about eight years old, our teacher read a book to us in class.   Teachers did that often in those days, and I suppose they still do.  I hope so!    The book was Snow Treasure: A story of courage and adventure, written by Marie McSwigan, published in 1942.     Here’s the back cover blurb: Now every sled ride was a matter of life and … Continue reading My favorite all-time book: Snow Treasure

W is for Wonderland, in the A-Z Challenge

Wonderland Any land is Wonderland to those observers who recognize unique beauty in everything–bird, beast, flower, sticks and stones– all wonders of the land. So be like Alice… for wealth and riches care less. Everywhere is a palace, every vessel a chalice, keep an open heart–like Alice. © Sometimes, 2016   Continue reading W is for Wonderland, in the A-Z Challenge

travel tales Here is a story about just how terrible the experience of flying has become.    Once…not too long ago, the process of taking an air trip from a major airport, on a major airline, was one of life’s pleasures for those who could afford it…and that was a pretty broad segment of the population in the United States. Not to belabor the fond clichés of … Continue reading travel tales

A quirk of fate

Photo provided by Magpie Tales. Standing here in my brother’s coat staring out to sea and wishing I could be the one out on the boat living a sailor’s life amid sails and cannons instead of here in my girlish petticoat– pretending I’m fishing. “A quirk of Fate,” I tell my brother, “our souls were clearly switched at birth.” It is I who belongs on … Continue reading A quirk of fate

chatting about blogging…

I enjoy looking over my Stats pages, especially seeing how many views and who my followers are.   I follow most in return, and have quite a variety of site-types.  I love to see the wonderful photos on the travel-type sites, because travel has always been one of my favorite pastimes, but one I can’t really do any more for a variety of reasons: mainly lack … Continue reading chatting about blogging…

Fun times in airport waiting rooms

Being as how my fairly limited air travel experiences date way  back in my memory banks, I enjoy dragging them out and expounding on their relative significance.   This trip into memory lane is completely irrelevant, but that never stopped me from detailing even the least important adventures…which in the great scheme of things may never be read. One of the activities of airport waiting rooms…those … Continue reading Fun times in airport waiting rooms