The Beat Goes On

Thoughts on Travel, Career, Spiritual Matters and Other Stuff

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Your Life is Now

I have not made a blog entry in a while. A few people have inquired about my writing gap. As it does, life got in the way. I had to spend a lot of time living my life. My sister… Continue Reading →

Peru Part 2

This blog entry covers part two of my recent trip to Peru. Part one is found here. For this entry, I will focus on my visit to the Amazon region of Peru. You may not think about Peru when considering… Continue Reading →

Peru Part 1

I recently returned from an 11-day tour of Peru. This destination has been on my travel list for decades. This excursion was my first non-working trip to South America. The top attraction for me was Machu Picchu. We decided to… Continue Reading →

Presidential Libraries

I enjoy visiting presidential libraries and have a quest to see all of them. So far, I have visited the following libraries. Lyndon Baines Johnson – Austin, TX George H. W. Bush – College Station, TX Bill Clinton – Little… Continue Reading →

National Museum of the United States Air Force

As mentioned in previous blogs, I am an airplane geek. I love visiting aircraft museums. I have been to the Lone Star Museum, Museum of Flight and National Air and Space Museum. I have heard for many years if I… Continue Reading →

Gettysburg

I have been traveling quite a lot lately. My next few blog entries will be from what I called the “Mid-America Tour.” I made a list of several places I wanted to visit in the mid-west. I then charted a… Continue Reading →

Vincent van Gogh

Starry, starry nightPaint your palette blue and greyLook out on a summer’s dayWith eyes that know the darkness in my soulShadows on the hillsSketch the trees and the daffodilsCatch the breeze and the winter chillsIn colors on the snowy linen… Continue Reading →

Snakes on Boats

I like to fish and have been fishing for many years. There are many reasons I like to fish. I love the outdoors, especially spending time on the water. Occasionally I even catch fish, and that is enjoyable too. Being… Continue Reading →

National Park Fix

I love national parks. Dedicating beautiful and unique land for use as a park is one of the best ideas our country has implemented. I have been to many national parks and have enjoyed them all. I have a somewhat… Continue Reading →

The Doolittle Raiders

Retired Lt. Colonel Richard Cole passed away a few weeks ago at 103 years of age. Cole was the last surviving member from the famed Doolittle Raid. The Doolittle Raid was America’s first counterattack against the Japanese mainland of World… Continue Reading →

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