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Boomtown, Texas

In 1926, oil was discovered in Borger, fifty miles north of Amarillo, Texas. My father, William Davis Kirkpatrick, then 24 and single, …

Chicago, Chicago

Five days in Chicago gave me two ways to experience this great city, first with my family and then, on my own. …

Mohawk Trail, Massachusetts

On two beautiful fall days, Lilli, Violet, and I traveled on the Mohawk Trail and discovered five places to treasure. The Mohawk …

Visiting Marjo

Thanks to my good friend Marjo, I have now become acquainted with many wonderful people and places in Ohio and Michigan. A …

Edinburgh 2017

History:  In the wake of World War II, a group of visionaries pondered the future for European artists and audiences. One of those …

3 Days in Asheville

Two invitations, one to a tournament at the historic Biltmore Forest Golf Club; the other, to stay with friends Rosemary and Jerry Crow, …

Chautauqua 2017

Early on the morning of June 28, I walked down to Lake Chautauqua and watched the sun rise. The peace there was …

Granados’ Goyescas

The music of Enrique Granados, a Spanish composer, has fascinated me since my teens, when my piano teacher assigned his “Intermezzo” from …

Summer of Love

Last Sunday Lilli and I visited an exhibit at the DeYoung Museum that focused on the phenomenon San Francisco experienced in 1967. …

Fine Days in Carolina

“Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning,” goes the song made famous by Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, …