Category Archives: Travels

Pictures and narrative about travels, many running related, some not, but all worthy of the written word

Sidling Home

               Bella 2005-2017         Sidling Home The recurring memory goes like this: It’s late afternoon atop the ridge on a blazed trail, lone raptor one hundred feet above, water hushed by … Continue reading

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Prague Street Art – Il Commendator

Prague is known as the City of A Hundred Spires for its medieval architecture. It is also a city of art and history. The Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square with its moving figures that include the Apostles and Death … Continue reading

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Shoes on the Danube

“Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.” – Carlos Fuentes On the east side of the Danube River in Budapest between Parlament and the Keys Bridge, are a clutter of iron shoes. Walking by … Continue reading

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John Lennon Wall – Prague; A Poem

“All you need is love.” – John Lennon We left our hotel with only a map and began walking. Past the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square that dates back to 1410, across The Charles Bridge constructed in 1357, and … Continue reading

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Freedom, Liberty and the Wide, Wide World

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai Self-imposed borders shrink your world. They restrict understanding and appreciation of cultures and history. In short, walls imprison. To journey through Hungry, Slovakia and the Czech Republic is to … Continue reading

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Regressive in the White House

“Your actions speak so loudly, I can not hear a word you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson       A few years ago my wife and I traveled to the French Alps and hiked a glacier below Mount Blanc. On … Continue reading

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Poet’s Rebellion

Poets often kid one another that their work is saving the world, but the role that poets played in Ireland’s independence 101 years ago today is no joke. The Easter Rising of 1916 in Dublin, Ireland was also known as the Poet’s Rebellion because … Continue reading

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