Category Archives: travels

mother’s piano lives on

For months now we’ve been following the progress of a big project involving the restoration of my mother’s 1916 six-foot Model “O” Steinway piano. My brother, John, remembers as an 8-year-old going with my dad to a man’s house to … Continue reading

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bailey marries sarah

The longer I wait to write this post the more pictures I gather for it, another social media win! Mostly, though, I share this lovely family event from my point of view, which of course is how I alone will … Continue reading

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coastal reflections

I listed this post in the category of “travels,” but a drive to the coast barely qualifies. And in a place that feels like a home away from home, with so many warm, familiar fuzzies, it more appropriately fits under … Continue reading

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and on the road this time . . .

With a full heart from my days in Michigan, I loaded my rental car and hit the road—not for the airport but for Virginia to spend a week with my other Carlson son and his family in Haymarket. It wouldn’t … Continue reading

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in the air again

Traveling post employment means I no longer need to carry a computer. Since it and I have been joined at the hip for so many years, I anticipated a bit of separation anxiety. To combat the potential symptoms I bought … Continue reading

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my week in arizona

I picked only the very best pictures. I’m not sure you can fully appreciate the challenge I faced. Because I take a lot of pictures! Even when I exercise self-control! I need to impress upon you the amazing beauty we … Continue reading

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new mexico

If I didn’t write about our post-Juarez New Mexico road trip, despite its misordered timing, I wouldn’t have any record of it and I’d have a bunch of lost and lonely photos with no story, no closure. We can’t have … Continue reading

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