[Dis]information

Definition of disinformation: False information deliberately and often covertly spread, in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth (according to Merriam Webster’s online dictionary). What thoughts go through your mind when viewing these photographs? Do you find them beautiful? Interesting and intriguing? Romantic and dreamy? Peaceful and serene? How about stylized and stilted? … Continue reading [Dis]information

In Harmony With Nature ?

One of the most striking paintings I have ever laid eyes upon graces a wall at Denver International Airport, where my husband and I revisited it recently, before our flight to Germany. Its title seems perfect at first. Picturesque sceneries, vibrant colors, adorable animals, and beaming faces bespeak the peace and goodwill between different beings … Continue reading In Harmony With Nature ?

A Child of Nebraska’s Sandhills

One of my favorite American writers, Willa Cather (1873-1947), put Nebraska on the literary map when she immortalized the state in several novels. I have previously reported on our literary pilgrimage to her childhood home. Thanks to my husband, who has read several books by a second Nebraska author, our recent visit to our neighboring … Continue reading A Child of Nebraska’s Sandhills

Fort Robinson

The Cook Collection and its connection to Sioux Chief Red Cloud at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument mentioned in my previous post served as the perfect transition to and preparation for our next stop, Fort Robinson State Park. Located in the ruggedly beautiful Pine Ridge landscape of northern Nebraska, close to South Dakota, it was … Continue reading Fort Robinson

Ancestral Puebloans-Part 4: Hovenweep

This is part 4 of an evolving series.  Click here for part 1, here for part 2, here for part 3. Hovenweep National Monument was established in 1923. A lesser-known assembly of Ancestral Puebloan relics, it straddles the border of southwest Colorado and southeast Utah and is one of those hidden, out-of-the-way gems with enduring gravity, … Continue reading Ancestral Puebloans-Part 4: Hovenweep