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Yearly Archives: 2017

Janus 2018

Sun, 31 Dec 2017, 01:38 PM (-06:00)

We’re not quite there, yet. But the gate is opening.  Let’s leave the looking back to Janus. Onward!

Happy New Year

Sun, 31 Dec 2017, 10:19 AM (-06:00)

Yesterday… all the leaves were brown. And the sky was gray. But we don’t have any snow, that’s all I got to say. There are (at least) two weather related reasons to live in Texas that can slap you in the face from time to time. One is the wonderful, extended spring that we get, […]

Two Moments of Tech Talk

Sun, 31 Dec 2017, 01:47 AM (-06:00)

1. APIs At dinner someone asked Marie-Claire, a long-time friend of Ben’s, what she is doing at work. She studied economics in school, but now she writes software for GE. They wanted to know what she is building. So she talked about front-end and back-end and how she writes in Java building APIs — at […]


Fri, 29 Dec 2017, 04:50 AM (-06:00)

1. At lunch a few days ago, I talked about how I don’t remember my dreams anymore. Sometimes I wake up with a vague echo of one in my head, so I know that I do dream. But there’s rarely anything detailed or extensive or interesting. I mean, I used to dream extensively and often […]

Pictured Rock

Tue, 7 Nov 2017, 09:27 PM (-06:00)

1. Garnet Sand In Munising, we stopped at a grocery store to stock up on provisions. And we stopped at the Pictured Rock National Lakeshore and Hiawatha National Forest Interagency Visitor’s Center (quite a mouthful) where the ranger suggested Sand Point — that there was a little bit of a trail there that we might enjoy in spite of the […]

Souvenirs From Lake Huron

Sun, 5 Nov 2017, 09:07 AM (-06:00)

Je me souviens notre jour au bord de Lac Huron. Et voilà quelques souvenirs qu’on a trouvé là.

A Reflection on Summer

Sun, 5 Nov 2017, 08:30 AM (-06:00)

I know it’s not summer in Michigan, anymore. I’ve seen reports of the color. And I know even months ago there were preparations underway for the coming cold. But having been in catch-up mode, writing about our travels in July and August, my head is still stuck in summer. So there you have it.

Along the Shores of Lake Huron

Sat, 4 Nov 2017, 07:59 PM (-06:00)

1. US 23 As the Mackinac Bridge descends onto the Lower Peninsula, is passes over Machilimackinac. To the west is the fort. To the east is the old light house. From behind the steering wheel, I gazed longingly at the park and asked my fair and patient companions if they were up for another stop. […]

One Last Upper Peninsula Stop

Sat, 4 Nov 2017, 08:55 AM (-06:00)

On that last day of ours, our route took us from Munising on the southern shore of Lake Superior across the Upper Peninsula to the northern shore of Lake Michigan, across the Straits of Mackinac to the Lower Peninsula, and from there down the Lake Huron coast to Detroit where we’d spend the night and […]

The Northernmost Shore of Lake Michigan

Sat, 4 Nov 2017, 03:15 AM (-06:00)

You might know that Michigan has gorgeous rest areas. These are wonderful places to stop. You will find artesian wells at some. You will find hand pumps for fresh drinking water at others.  Along US 22, just east of Naubinway, we came upon a rest area near of the northernmost shore of Lake Michigan. We […]