Saturday, July 18, 2015

What I did on my summer vacation

I promised photos - so here ya go...

Lake Superior in Duluth, MN

My home for three days just outside of Grand Marais, MN

Wild roses along the way

More wild flowers and a look at the rocks on the bottom of Lake Superior

The view from my window


  1. Great to see you back. You were missed!

  2. Welcome back Nancy. Looks like you had a great trip. It is so relaxing on the North Shore. :-)

  3. Highway 61 revisited: I'm in Thunder Bay. I like this area. And there is a summer wooden bat college baseball league. As far as politics, my barber here today told me that he can't understand the U.S. denial of health care to every one and the crazy gun policy.

  4. Missed you/..but glad that you were able to renew and rejuvenate....

  5. Glad you're back!

    Hey, I've been thinking about something and maybe you can help. As you may or may not know, Bernie Sanders is still pushing single payer, which in and of itself is not a bad thing, if politically unlikely. But it occurs to me that, while single payer could hypothetically offer savings of maybe 15% or 20% over what private insurance is charging (thanks Obamacare!), medical costs are sky-high, and so that 15% or 20% is not where we should be focused. I think it's time to move from the battle of health coverage mechanisms to the battle of health care costs.

    ... and that's where I get stuck. Surely there are good proposals for bringing health care costs down, or at least I hope there are. Any ideas where a person might look?

  6. I love your political analyses always, but this is balm for the soul. Thank you for sharing views of one of my favorite areas. I love Duluth and the north shore, the awesomeness of that amazing body of water, and the calm of the woods around it. It was a visual breath of fresh air. Glad you had it, thank you for letting us have a peek! Welcome back!