Tag Archives: vacation

My Scar Stories

The Mother of All Calamities When I hit 13, I was old enough to go on YMCA Caravans, cross-country trips in which two leaders and a dozen barely-teen boys would pile into a van and head for parts semi-known. My … Continue reading

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Getaway Time!

Sure, summer vacation is over. But, hey, that means fall getaways! Here are some interesting places to get away to: Trojan Dog? No, it’s the Bark Park B&B in Idaho. Only problem is, well, the entrance. Leaf me alone! The … Continue reading

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Bears!

When I think of summer, I think of bears. Nearly every summer when I was a kid we’d visit Sequoia National Park, and every visit had its bear absurdities: Like the bear that broke into a nearby camper’s Volkswagen and … Continue reading

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Travelling Far to be Where We Are

August is the peak travel month in the U.S., the last chance to squeeze in that summer road trip or flight to somewhere exotic (definition: “anywhere but here”). Soon “fall” will return (two month before it actually does) and students … Continue reading

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The Good Mosquito

As summer draws to a conclusion (in my hemisphere, at least), here’s a (sort of) tribute to the season’s least appreciated occupant. I dreamed I was a fat mosquito and thought it not a sin to drain the blood of … Continue reading

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Existentialist Family Holiday

Summer is officially here (in my hemisphere, anyway). And you know what that means: Vacation planning! May your holidays be free of angst. Some tips: Avoid Kafka Festivals, bald sopranos, any town named Weltschmerz, and any place that has No … Continue reading

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Call Me Mr. Sunshine

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
So, I’ve been nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by Kat Frost, the delightfully un-frosty blogger at More Than I’ve Been. My challenge: to answer a set of Questions and choose other worthy Nominees. Here goes: My…

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