On rediscovering the lost art of reading

Now that I’m retired, one of the ways I’ve been filling my extra hours is by posting rides Rachael and I have taken in the past that I’ve never published before.  In revisiting some of these old stories, I’ve been reminded of what an important role literature played in our lives.  Compiling a library of paperback novels … Continue reading "On rediscovering the lost art of reading"

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Around a pretty big island

We like islands.  We’ve circled or taken a large bite from a few fair sized ones by now: Honshu, a very big island with an area of roughly 77,000 square miles; Tasmania, 26,000; Taiwan, 14,000; Vancouver Island, 11,000; Sicily, 10,000; Sardinia, 9,000; Corsica, 3,300; Crete, 3,000. Next up, Hawaii, The Big Island.  At 4,000 square miles it’s certainly big enough; but The … Continue reading "Around a pretty big island"

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