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NOTES FROM THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

NOTES FROM THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

By on Jun 30, 2010 in ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

A key foundational element of happiness is to be honest with yourself. Well, I am a desert rat, a dry roasted nut that eagerly awaits the first one hundred degree day. I accepted this long ago. Still, there are those occasions when I entertain the thought of a more normal life such as on a small farm in the foothills of the Ozarks in Missouri or among the glaciers...

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MY HOW THINGS CHANGE

MY HOW THINGS CHANGE

By on Jun 28, 2010 in ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

Facing the future with head held high and without flinching is not for the weak at heart. However, if one has a properly balanced perspective that is derived from accurate historic knowledge and an open mind, the job is made much easier. One of my favorite books for providing perspective on the “good old days” as a comparative study to the rapidly...

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WHERE THE PAST, THE PRESENT, AND THE QUIRKY COLLIDE

WHERE THE PAST, THE PRESENT, AND THE QUIRKY COLLIDE

By on Jun 27, 2010 in ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

The railroad closed up shop and pulled the rails almost a century ago leaving the depot empty and forgotten. The stopes went quiet in the last of the great mines more than sixty years ago and only the eroded tailing’s remain. The traffic from Kingman to Las Vegas and from Las Vegas to Kingman flows along the four lane, modern incarnation of U.S. 93 about five...

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AND SO BEGINS ANOTHER ADVENTURE

AND SO BEGINS ANOTHER ADVENTURE

By on Jun 26, 2010 in ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

One of the rewards of being a published author with moderate notoriety who resides on Route 66 is the opportunity to meet with fascinating people. In the past week visitors included George Higgins, rally master for the annual Mother Road Rally, and Claudia Heller, columnist for a Pasadena based newspaper and blogger, and her delightful husband. On the home front the...

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THE GRAND ADVENTURE WE CALL LIFE – CHAPTER XX1V

THE GRAND ADVENTURE WE CALL LIFE – CHAPTER XX1V

By on Jun 24, 2010 in ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

If I were to be limited to a one word descriptor for life it would be adventure. I have found over the past half century or so that every day is good. Some days just happen to be better than others. I have also learned that labeling the day after today as tomorrow, and the one just past as yesterday, is rather misleading. We would be better served if we saw, and...

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