Hill 62 Trenches

Sanctuary in the Wood

I spent one of the most memorable, reflective, hours of my life ankle-deep in mud. In April 2001, I visited the D-Day landing beaches of Read More →

Gallipoli Battlefield tours - Helles Region. Lancashire Landing Cemetery.

7 (Lucky?) Photography Tips

Someone pointed me to this article at Independent Traveler titled 19 Tips for Better Travel Photos. None of them were new to me, but it’s always Read More →


A Europe Sightseeing List

I was recently chatting with someone who said she was going backpacking around Europe this summer with friends. I mentioned that I had spent quite Read More →

Aya Sofia

Three Months Ago, in Istanbul

According to Wikipedia (here and here), which I know is a shining example of excellent research on my part, there was, on average, more than Read More →


2016 Reading Challenges

 2016 Another year, another list of Reading Challenges!  Before I start, I want to point everyone to a great resource for anyone interested in reading Read More →


Luke Goes on Vacation

  So, SURPRISE!, I recently returned from a month long trip to Turkey and Morocco.  I brought a friend along! Tatooine Luke Skywalker (a Lego Read More →

Mystery 2


So, this week’s photo challenge was ‘mystery’.  What is not a mystery is that my unofficial resolution or goal for the year is to only Read More →


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