10 Days Left…and 30 Posts to Go…


And I will make it, I promise, though it will mean that I have a lot of writing to do over the next week and a half before the final vestiges of my youth wither away like a fallen leaf in autumn.  Let’s start, as I reminisce over my life (and it’s my life, so if you find it dull, or stupid, deal with it…funny story.  I posted something on YouTube a year and a half ago, primarily for a friend, and no one had ever commented on it, ’til this weekend, when some random, nameless, gutless person simply wrote, “Stupid”.  My response?  Dude, you signed your name, but left no comment!).  So…in no particular order,

My Ten Favorite Places I’ve Ever Been

  • Rio
  • Asheville, NC
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Newport, RI
  • Roanoke, VA – Home!
  • Colorado Springs
  • Zion/Bryce/Grand Canyons
  • Niagara Falls
  • Cancun
  • Outer Banks, NC


  1. Mark Merritt on August 31, 2010 at 5:05 am

    I’ve been to Zion/Bryce/Grand and still remember the awe that I felt in all of those places.

    Bryce for its amazingly detailed erosion.

    Zion for the sheer walls of rock that loomed all around.

    And the GrandCanyon for being grand in both size and beauty.

  2. Graham on September 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I’ve never been to any of them. I hope to be at the Grand Canyon for an annular solar eclipse just before sunset in May 2012.

  3. Jack Brooks on September 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Are you planning to croak like a 50-year-old frog when the days are up?

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