Risk Management 101: Everyone is Different

Only time will tell whether our decision was right or wrong. No … wait, that isn’t true, or even a realistic way to look at the big picture. We’ll probably never know if following another path would have made any difference, for better or for worse. And I guess I’m OK with that. In anyContinue reading “Risk Management 101: Everyone is Different”

Autumn Golds, Reds … and the Blues

I left home last Wednesday with the firm intention of driving north until I found the beautiful golds, yellows, oranges and reds that herald fall in Alaska. Fall would, hands down, be my favorite season of the year – IF it wasn’t invariably followed so darn closely by a cold, dark, often dismal winter. ThereContinue reading “Autumn Golds, Reds … and the Blues”

I Should Live By The Ocean

The gently rolling, almost hypnotic motion of incoming waves, even within the boundaries of a quiet (for now) bay, eases my mind and soothes my soul. It’s morning on Resurrection Bay in Seward, Alaska. Taking Ronni for a morning walk in this setting is anything but a chore. To my left, towards the harbor endContinue reading “I Should Live By The Ocean”

Rainy Days and Wednesdays

RV travel suits me right down to the ground. And although I don’t mind rainy days, I’m optimistically hoping for a long “Indian summer” this year. I’m not at all ready to hang my keys up for the winter. I awoke early this morning to an entirely different view out my bedroom window from whatContinue reading “Rainy Days and Wednesdays”

Hanging On for Dear Life

The last week of August has traditionally been a super busy late summer camping week in Alaska, leading up the the grand finale over Labor Day Weekend. Traditionally … The summer of 2020 seems to be petering out early, fizzling out with little fanfare, fewer and fewer RVs on the roads and none of theContinue reading “Hanging On for Dear Life”


Maybe SOMEDAY. “Someday” has always indicated to me a probability of this elusive eventuality actually happening – and of my participating in it. I sure hope that’s still the case. MAYBE someday. “Maybe” used to indicate to me nothing more than a series of choices to debate, or possibly a financial decision or two toContinue reading “MAYBE SOMEDAY …”

The Wednesday Debacle

Let me start out by saying that Wednesday was an absolute stunner of a summer day at the beach. From beginning to end, it was spectacular. And isn’t that fortunate, since I got to see every little bit of it! Now let me go back to the lead-in to this story. My previous blog coveredContinue reading “The Wednesday Debacle”

Charging Summer Batteries

So I’ll have something to help me light up the dark winter to come. As I relax outside my RV on this glorious August day, listening to waves lap rhythmically against the shore, I can’t help but ponder the coming winter and beyond. I try not to do this too often – but in myContinue reading “Charging Summer Batteries”

Time Flies Slowly By

Too fast … the summer is flying by far too quickly. And yet, we’re doing so few of our usual summer activities. I feel like a spectator, sort of sitting off on the sidelines of [normally] my favorite season of the year. Spring passed in a blur of dismal distraction. I was too focused onContinue reading “Time Flies Slowly By”