Reflections on a train journey
3232 miles of travel by train in 11 days. Stops in Washington, DC, New Brunswick, NJ, New York and Chicago. Unforgettable memories.
Expressing gratitude or “the rest of the story”
Our lives don’t play out in isolation. We each have people who are crucial at various points in our lives. Meet a couple of mine.
Riding the train across the USA: Part 4 — Chicagoland and the road leads home
Morning in Chicagoland. Enjoying breakfast on a deck in a quiet neighborhood. I’ve come so far on this trip.
I write a journal — I admit it
Science tells us that we remember things better when we write them down. In that sense, journaling helps anchor the events of the day in our minds.
Riding the train across the USA: Part 3 — Along the Hudson to the Great Lakes
Taking the Water Level Route from New York to Chicago: The Hudson River to the Great Lakes
The one with Maslow
Life is complex and every day we experience a range of different physical and psychological needs and emotions. In ourselves or as expressed by others. How do we make sense of it?
Riding the train across the USA: Part 2 — Museums, trains and friends
The Washington, DC, Union Station is one of the busiest in the US. Hard to think that this building was at one point boarded up…
A season for all seasons
Apple picking. Drying apples for eating later during the winter. Pumpkin patches and hay rides. Long walks on days that are cooler, with a carpet of yellow and red leaves swishing around the feet.