2018-5-2 – Off to the Skyline Drive

It is said that amateurs talk about strategy, professionals study logistics.  I’m about to find out whether I’ve done enough of both as I head off to the Skyline Drive … and out of touch with electricity and the Internet…

2018-5-1 – The Olde White House Inn

The following morning I returned and spent a couple of hours with Eric Lindblade, a Licensed Battlefield Guide.  We travelled around by car, stopping at various places – Seminary Ridge, Little Round Top - to get an understanding of the…

2018-4-30 – Guitar heaven

I just left Port Jervis and crossed the Delaware River.  It puts me in mind of George Washington, but I don’t think anyone’s going to create a famous painting of Goldsmith Crossing the Delaware.  It’s 7:45 in the morning and…

2018-4-29 – Cornwall to Port Jervis  

2018-4-29 – Cornwall to Port Jervis 

It’s Sunday morning and I’m driving down Route 7 just a few feet from the Housatonic River.  As promised by AAA this is a fantastic road – windy, twisty and nicely banked.  It’s…

2018-4-28 -- Dinner at Pearly's 

2018-4-28 -- I’m sitting at Pearly’s Farmhouse Café in West Cornwall, Connecticut, waiting for my pulled chicken BBQ pizza with carmelized onions and roasted corn, drinking a blessed cup of coffee after my drive down from Boston.  The trip wasn’t…

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2018-4-28 -- And so it begins ...

The car's packed, well, more like stuffed, and I've reached that point in a journey where if it's not in the luggage, it's not going.  That's not actually true - I'm not flying to Morocco.  There are Walmarts everywhere, so…

2018-3-30 -- The Little Yellow Notepad Method  

Everybody’s got a “system” for dealing with “stuff.”  You’ve got to have one, even if it’s just “I’m only going to take care of serious issues” – like  bills, cleanliness, social appropriateness – everything else is on a need-to-address basis…

2018-3-27 -- T minus 32

What?  I’m leaving in 32 days?  Time to enter panic mode.  So much to do, so little time.  Big things, small things, a few roadblocks to resolve.  However, I’ve finished one massive task: my detailed itinerary is now worked out.  This is great because lots of other things depend on it.  It looks like this: 

2018-3-1 -- What comes after the to do list? 

It's traditional for a guy for tackle his to do list when he retires. To do lists are like a bank account; unfortunately, they're debits, not assets - they are tasks you owe, time you borrowed to do something…