15-11-09 The Story

Why do we gossip? Why do we blog? Why do take selfies and publish both intimate and pointless narratives of our day on social media? I have no idea. But I do know…


15-01-24 Weekly Photo Challenge – Express Yourself Take 2

“What a gulf between impression and expression! That’s our ironic fate—to have Shakespearean feelings and (unless by some billion-to-one chance we happen to be Shakespeare) to talk about them like automobile salesmen or teen-agers or college professors. We practice alchemy in reverse—touch gold and it turns into lead; touch the pure lyrics of experience, and they turn into the verbal equivalents of tripe and hogwash.”

Aldous Huxley

The weekly challenge is Express Yourself.

Since I believe that is what I do with this blog everyday, I am choosing to highlight others I have met in my travels over the years who expressed themselves.

My first attempt is here.

If you visited Provincetown anytime in the summers between about 2000 and 2011 you may have met Ella. Damn but she could sing.

RSJohnson_100715_0178Here be other expressions:











3-4-13 Travel Theme: Roads

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say”


To celebrate her road trip Ailsa picked the theme: “roads'” Now there are many ways to interpret “roads” just as there are many, many roads for us to take although, Tolkien posited that there really is only one road with many tributaries…

“He used often to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary. ‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,’ he used to say. ‘You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

In any case my contribution to the theme is from an airplane ride we took around Cape Cod back in 2006. The tower is Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown. MA. The big road at the top is RT 6. The road you can barely see coming off of it is Cornwell Street. The road that bends off Cornwell and heads towards the Monument is Cemetery Road. (if you enlarge the picture you will soon see why.) Not shown is Alden St which comes off Cemetery and High Pole Hill Road which comes off Alden and takes you to the Monument…

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7-12-11 Bears and Boys

February – Hoboken Terminal

Fun day today – very hot and humid so off to P\’town for shopping and people watching. It is Bear Week, so lots of bears were out and proud.

On the way home we stopped at Long Pond.

There were three young gentlemen who were getting read to leave but…when the girls showed up they decided to stay and “chat”. For some reason they decided the girls were Jamaican which particularly amused Abigail. In Panama she was asked if she was Chinese.

Of course, Katherine swimming and my wandering the shore with my camera perhaps put a bit of a damper of the conversation but so it goes.

Came home and played a few rousing hands of Apples to Apples and Scattergories.