The Center of It All II

RugbySouth DakotaMay  2015 If you’ve got a thing, there must be a center of that thing.  Right?  North America is a thing so it must have a center.  Have you heard of the “Center of North America?”  If so, you may have heard something about Rugby, North Dakota.  It’s a thing. Rugby, in north central… Continue reading The Center of It All II

The Center of It All I

Belle FourcheSouth DakotaMay  2015 Highpointers find great value in lists.  I mean, how else do you keep track of the number of state high points you have summited.  Highpointers, I surmise, are somewhat compulsive, goal oriented, slightly geeky and fact/trivia-oriented.  So not only do we seek high points and keep track of them, but some… Continue reading The Center of It All I


ArizonaJune  2013 Tomorrow we head on up to Flagstaff in preparation for hiking to Humphreys Peak, the highest point in Arizona.  Tonight we stay with Peggy, one of Lisa’s friends from freshman days, who lives just outside Phoenix.  The two of them catch up on old times.  Since I was a teenager, I’ve known that… Continue reading Dating

UFO Tour

SedonaArizonaMay  2018 Odd looking clouds?  Nope, they’re not really clouds.  Wavy lines on a pond?  No, they’re not water currents.  Pair of parallel jet contrails?  Nope. They are signs, according to some believers, obvious indicators that someone, or something, is busy. Sedona AZ is known for many things, running the gamut from A to Z,… Continue reading UFO Tour

Take It Easy

WinslowArizonaMay  2018 Well, I’m a standin’ on a corner in Winslow, ArizonaSuch a fine sight to seeIt’s a girl, my Lord, in a flat-bed FordSlowin’ down to take a look at me These are some of the words of a song called Take it Easy written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey. The singer is… Continue reading Take It Easy