My Mum

My Mum

Beryl Amy Brannan Beryl Amy Brannan died peacefully at home on 13 November 2022, with her beloved husband William (Bill) Brannan by her side. She was 83 years old. Amy was born on 19 November 1938 in Gourock, Scotland to Margaret and Percy Clark. At the age of 19, she married Bill Brannan in Alexandria, [...]

2021 – The Reckoning

2021 – The Reckoning

Everyone knows COVID-19 disrupted our daily lives in 2020 and 2021. Here's personal proof. 2021 vs 20202020 vs 20192019 vs 2018# of workouts per month:samesamesameTotal # of ski days:down 10up 2up 2Total # of golf days:samestill zerodown 1Average weight (lbs):down 1down 1down 1.5Average # daily steps:up 200down 1400down 173Age (years):up 1 moreup 1 (again)up 1Total # [...]

Just back: Cómpeta

Just back: Cómpeta

For our last night we went to IN's home town of Cómpeta, to visit with her dad. We couldn't have asked for a better way to wind up our amazing Andalucian adventure. The next day we left AWB and IN who were heading to Barcelona. We returned the rental car at Malaga airport, and began [...]

Just Back: Granada

Just Back: Granada

Welcome to the city with pomegranates on every bollard. The first batch of pics is just snaps of us exploring the city. The second batch is the glorious Alhambra. Our delightful and enthusiastic tour guide, Beatriz, shows up in a few of the pictures. Since COVID hit, we were only her 4th English-speaking tour. The [...]

Just Back: Sevilla

Just Back: Sevilla

Below please find the first burst of pics from our just completed visit to Andalucía. First batch is out and about in Sevilla, with a couple from the Catedral de Santa María de la Sede, which started, like many churches in the region, as a mosque and ended up being the largest gothic church in [...]

Daily Commute LVI

Daily Commute LVI

The office was closed because of COVID-19 and I needed something to replace my daily walks to and from the train station. So I started going for a walk down to the Hudson River every morning. On 6 July 2020, I started taking a picture of downtown Manhattan every time I went on Hoboken's Pier [...]

Just Back: Sonoma Coast

Just Back: Sonoma Coast

It was our first non-working vacation since the pandemic started. We flew to California for some hiking, biking and wine-tasting. First stop was the Sonoma Coast, north of Jenner. There was a cold wind blowing at about 1000 kph during our visit to Salt Point State Park. But the flowers were in bloom, and the [...]