An incredible language and our trip to Suomi.

Finnish that is. Anybody who thinks German is a difficult tongue to learn, ought to try their luck at Finnish. Finnish is reportedly quite a logical language, but the logic of 15 cases escapes me. I had a hard enough time in my youth dealing with only the four cases in my native German. I […]

Ag taisteal in Éirinn ag Traenach Part 2

In yesterday’s blog entry I made reference to my changing the blog platform from Squarespace to WordPress.com There had been some minor hiccups, mostly due to my lack of computer savvy. Now however, it seems that things are coming along nicely with the new platform. I am no longer concerned about Pat’s Irish travel essay […]

Ag taisteal in Éirinn ag Traenach

Well, that got your attention, didn’t it? Let me explain. One of our neighbors just recently embarked on a trip to Ireland. Like everybody around our neighborhood, she is well aware of my fascination with railroads. She even brings a cake in the shape of a train to our block party! Now that is neighborly! […]

10 years and 27000 kilometers later

My friend Yao is in China again visiting friends and family. He knows all about my fascination with railroads. So anytime he runs across something train related he tends to take some photographs and will send them to me. He has done it before, as can be seen in this blog entry about his travels […]

Spending Two Months in China by Bradford Wing

I finally retired in December of last year at the age of 64.  Of course, I wondered how I would fill the time.  But, so far, that has not been a problem.  We went to Panama for a bit over a week in February, and at the beginning of April, I left for China for […]