60th – Another Bucket List Checkmark

Last summer, with my 60th birthday a scant 10 months away, I began contemplating how to celebrate. In the past, most holidays, including birthdays, were lumped into “just another day” categories, primarily due to my career choice and the fact that duty called, regardless of the day of the year. Mrs. Lawrence did make sure…

Travelogue? Blog? (Whatever)

“What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?” – George Carlin As some of you may, or may not know (or care), I recently crossed off another bucket list item. I had come to the realization that I had traveled all over Europe on trains, but had never been…