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    Hugh Hefner has been in the news lately.   Not because he created another media empire or  married for the fifth or sixth  time, but because he died.  At 91 he left a  legacy of  sybarite versus genius, but we all knew him as the


As many people have remarked, I seem to have an easier time making changes in my life, especially as a septuagenarian, a time when some people scale back and others often give up.   Over the years my friends have seen me confused but not

Evolution of a Blogger

During my freshman year at boarding school, all members of the incoming class were told that, in order to graduate, we needed to complete a writing assignment called The Grandfather Theme. All I knew about my grandfather was that during the war

A Moment of Zen – Antarctica Final Chapter

Antarctica seems to affect all visitors the same way. You can't get the experience of IT out of your head. You dream about IT. You think about IT. You smell IT. And yet, while you are there, IT is difficult to comprehend, to grasp, and even more impossible

South Georgia Chapter Three

As a major element of our 2017 trip to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions, we spent three full days exploring the amazing island of South Georgia, not exactly on the way to the Antarctic Peninsula from our embarkation point at Ushuaia, but well worth the three-day southeasterly jaunt on

The Seventh Continent Chapter 2

The Albatross In one day I must have dressed and undressed at least three times, but my wardrobe pretty much stayed the same with long underwear and fleece as the basic theme. Thankfully, penguins, seals and albatross weren't interested in our clothes, although I wondered what they thought when