Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. ~Robert Frost Two Roads Tap Room at Bradley International Airport It all began sometime in early March. At least that’s when we started to pay attention but we now know, since listening to the … Continue reading FLYING DURING A PANDEMIC


Two Walks/TwoAmericas

When I first started writing blogs I began a series called Walking - 365 days. The blogs were my travelogue as I explored on foot my new surroundings. I also began to find my voice and express my opinions. When I first started blogging I had been intimidated by some negative reviews regarding my characters' … Continue reading Two Walks/TwoAmericas


Delray Beach, Florida 2014 STORIES FROM HIGLEY HILL I've lived a good life. It's been a good ride.I've visited 49 of the 50 states. Backpacked through Europe. Drank a pina colada on six Caribbean islands.Crossed the southern border into Mexico on a bus filled with locals traveling with their chickens.Years later Rich and I had … Continue reading THE BLUE HERON

A Typical Day in Late Summer 2020

Roanoke, Virginia "Like a bird on a wire. Like a drunk in a midnight choir. I have tried in my way to be free." ~ Leonard Cohen I am still unemployed but we are okay. I opted for early social security a year ago and Rich has work, lots of work. Well-off second homeowners are … Continue reading A Typical Day in Late Summer 2020


I'm Sick of Cooking I spent yesterday morning messing around with an Instagram post on my new page ashinycarinthenight - a shout out to Jack Kerouac, the ultimate road warrior. It's a story from a road trip we took back in 2014. A story about a fried chicken joint in Hardeeville, South Carolina and a … Continue reading A WORD OR TWO ABOUT YOUR WIFE

Do You See What I See?

“Attention is an intentional, unapologetic discriminator. It asks what is relevant right now, and gears us up to notice only that.” ~ Alexandra Horowitx, On Looking Reno, Nevada 2017 - Brick Buildings I am working on one of the common Coronavirus projects I saw so many people doing when I was in Roanoke, Virginia during … Continue reading Do You See What I See?