Olive, AgainAuthor: Elizabeth StroutCopyright: 2019Type: FictionFinished: December 10, 2019 Rating: ★★★★ Image from Amazon As she did with her character Lucy Barton in Anything Is Possible, Elizabeth Strout returns to one of her characters through a series of short stories. Olive Kitteridge is present to one degree or another in the various stories. Sometimes she… Continue reading Reading: Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
January 19-20, 2020 No trip to Arizona is complete without a trip up to the northern part of the state to watch some trains running on the BNSF Transcon. A good bit of this post is a railfan nerd fest post. Most of my photos along the BNSF transcontinental route are in Flagstaff and Winslow… Continue reading Arizona Trip 2020 – Trains!
January 21, 2020 When we awoke on Tuesday morning in Winslow we were greeted by Portland winter weather: cold, cloudy, and rainy. Sporadic snow was in the forecast for Flagstaff so after breakfast we headed out to try to get up and over the mountain down to Phoenix during the warm part of the day.… Continue reading Arizona Trip 2020 – Musical Instrument Museum
February 2, 2020 We interrupt the posts on our Arizona trip for this important bulletin. For more years than I can keep track – going back to at least 2013 (first blog post I can find) – we’ve hosted a Super Bowl party with a small group of close friends. Since our youngest son moved… Continue reading Wings and Chili for the Super Bowl