Rogue Waves

Position: Anywhere at Sea Perhaps the greatest challenge for ocean-going seafarers is the convoluted nature of weather and waves. Wind, air pressure, temperature, currents, land masses, the gravitational pull of the moon and the contours of the seabed all mix …

The Cupcake Years

Communications Dogs don’t speak human. Therefore, to have a healthy relationship, humans have to learn to speak dog. That’s just the way it is. I was lucky. I had a great teacher in Banjo, our late Border Collie/Australian Shepherd rescue. …

Baltic Round Up

With Thanksgiving bearing down on the necks of Americans everywhere (in Europe the equivalent might be the opening of Weihnachtsmärkte in Germany), it is time to bring our summer adventures to a close. Herewith we share with you, dear reader, …

Photos: Malmö – Sweden

Position: 55°36’54.7″N 12°59’24.1″E The worst summer anyone in the Baltic could remember wasn’t finished with us. With yet more weather roiling in from the North Sea, unencumbered by the low, shifting sand dune that is Denmark, three days at our …

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Position: 35°11’52.0″N 106°35’49.1″W The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is one of the premier draws for visitors to the city. This year marked the 51st gathering of balloon enthusiasts from all over the world. Beginning with 13 balloons in 1972, by …

Once the Rockets Are Up…

Position: 54°08’18.4″N 13°45’49.0″E For reasons I’m about to explain, rockets run deep in my family’s history. Well, as deep as modern rocket history goes. Back to 1912 or thereabouts, when Robert H. Goddard was launching his scientific career through the …