I hope you enjoy your visit to my site – reading, listening, and watching … and come back often.


Use the menu tabs above to access posts and pages in the Music, Photos, Travel, WritingRecipes, or Blog sections. There is an About section with additional information about this blog and me, helpful tips about using the Menu, Sidebar, and Phone, as well as a Contact form.


There is a lot of music available on my site to listen with Spotify and watch related videos on YouTube.

Check out my personal playlists.

Some alternate Music Players may be used instead of “Spotify” to select highlighted artists or albums.  Additional information is also available about using Spotify.


The Photo Gallery highlights some of my photos, including a lovely panoramic full Morning Rainbow. My 10 most popular photo posts are listed in Favorite Photos. A Photo 101 Calendar displays all 21 photo blog posts during the Photography 101: A Photo a Day workshop in Nov 2014, organized in calendar format with day of week, date, and theme/title. There’s a Photo Summary that lists all photos in reverse date order.


Travel posts feature photos from an 8-day Viking Rhine Cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands, as well as an extended 2-week Germany Trip with visits to Munich, Salzburg (Austria), Romantic Road (Nördlingen, Dinkelsbühl, Rothenberg ob der Tauber), Leipzig, and Berlin.


Writing posts includes my Poetry assignments in the Writing 201: Poetry course in Feb 2015. Best Stories features a few articles with stories, short quotes, and thoughts about my grandchildren, children, and parents.


I would like to know what you like and what I can do to improve your experience. Comments and likes are encouraged on posts and pages, and general feedback about the web site and suggestions for improvement can be provided on the Contact form.

7 thoughts on “Welcome

    • I keep thinking I should participate in photo challenges, but haven’t really got started since Photo 101. I decided to give it a try.

      Actually, I’m going to participate in Writing 101 during April. I don’t know how that will go, but why not; at a minimum, I will learn something. I was surprised that I even managed to write some poems during Writing 201: Poetry.

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    • I appreciate your nomination, and I’m glad that you enjoy the music on my blog. I’m not sure whether I will officially accept and perform all the associated tasks. I will consider it, but I have not followed through with other nominations received in the past. In any case, thanks for thinking of me.

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      • Hey Doug, you’re free to do whatever suits you best! All I’m doing is recognizing people in the blog world who bring me and others joy. You do that. When I served in the Navy, I was taught to recognize deserves it! That will always be the case with me.

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