Tag Archives: Rivers

Troubadour

I think back, now and then, just how lucky I’ve been With the lands I’ve been privileged to know, All the curious faces and magical places I’ve seen, How in many a new land I’ve taken a new hand In … Continue reading

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SpringScapes (5)

The C-19 situation is improving enough that Auckland has dropped to Level Two and the rest of the country to Level One. Masks are still strongly advised and many folks are willingly complying with that request when out and about, … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (51): River Run Remembered

As our second lockdown here in Auckland continues (at Level 3 for at least another five days, and very probably longer), we are very grateful to be here where things are much less uncertain than in so many other places … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (47): Ominous News, Ominous Views

Our lucky streak of relative C-19 safety came to a sudden stop yesterday, as four new cases were diagnosed in one household in south Auckland, and it’s not (yet) clear where the original source of the infection was. So we’re … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (32): Further Forest Forays

In my recent post about our holiday in Rotorua, I included a photo in which I tried to give a good impression of the size that some of the redwoods have attained by including a few of the family in … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (29): As the Risk Falls

Our Prime Minister has judged that, after nearly three weeks with no new cases of the dreaded virus, she was able to reduce our risk factor to Level 1 as of midnight last night. Seniors are, however, still strongly advised … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (11): Sweet Sunset Serenity

Nine years ago, almost to the day, we were making our first visit to the cabin for the year, and Squiddy was back with us from New Zealand for a couple of weeks. We only stayed up there  for two … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (10): A Glimpse of Glenbarrow

Okay, Sherman, set the Wayback Machine for the 27th of April, 2000. (I know that I have a few followers out there who will appreciate the reference, but it’s not really essential to the post.) I was in the Republic … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (8): Turtle in the Tumbling Twilight

For my eighth isolation post, let me take you back to a place that helped me to retain my sanity while upper management moved my work group from Omaha, Nebraska, to Washington, DC for nearly the last three years of … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (2)

Here’s my second post from my archival delving during this time of lonely trial. I hasten to assure you that I’m not planning to strive to post anything like every day, but I do admit that I’m having great fun … Continue reading

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