Wednesday, June 24, 2020

On the state of blogging, Yuma CO and life in the Manor

On blogging comebacks

My front porch with wild flowers, last summer at the Manor
On a misleadingly positive note, 2020 blogging output on Reflections is double 2019's. That is to say, I posted once in 2019 and, until just now, twice this year, neither original posts but content from elsewhere. This post will triple it. 

Why the silence? It's complicated. What, if anything, does Yuma and the Manor have to do it? Possibly nothing but bear thinking about. I suspect it's voice, personal vs neutral. Will the comeback stick this time? Who knows? My comeback record so far is not encouraging, but I'm game to give it another shot. 

Considering Yuma and the Manor

Monday, June 22, 2020

Events & more this week @SeniorPlanet Colorado

Newsletter, June 22 to 26

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

The End of Normal - Part 1

from Scientists' Warning, YouTube

The title 'The End of Normal' says it all. The current #COVID-19 #pandemic has changed, and there is no going back. The conversation was elicited by an email from John Doyle, a long time EU Commission member, sent to his EU colleagues, on which I, Stuart Scott, was copied. The subject line was 'The End of Normal' and the body of the email was a shock-and-a-half to me, even though John and I share the same view of humanity's 'prognosis.'

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Happy World Penguin Day, April 25, 2020

....with penguin photos from

Vanessa- Happy World Penguin Day! We thought we'd share our favorite photos of our clumsy, cheeky little friends. Enjoy!

Happy World Penguin Day!

Penguin gif flapping its flippers

Earlier this year, we visited the magical Antarctic as part of a year-long voyage from pole to pole calling for ocean protection. One of the highlights of our time there was meeting incredible Antarctic wildlife — including whales, seals and thousands of cute penguins.

Because it's World Penguin Day today, we thought we'd share our favorite photos of our clumsy, cheeky little friends. Enjoy!

Wahoo! It's snack time for these Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins, who are lining up to dive for fish.

Chinstrap and Gentoo penguins fish on an iceberg off Half Moon Island.

When the parents force you to get a family photo…

A Chinstrap Penguin family in Antarctica