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Ann Selzer

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Retired woman physician who posts blogs on life, philosophy, world views, our extensive travel, and just about anything that interests me.
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Many photos, travel articles, thoughts and world view from a retired physician, grandmother, gardener, collector, and general enjoyer of life.

Tags: travel, nature, birds, world view, gardening

Latest Blog Posts

  • M.U.S.C.L.E (Millions of Unusual Small Creatures Lurking Everywhere)
    on Apr 14, 2014 in antique toys collectibles
         I have been intending to put another one of my antique toys up on this blog with some background information since a couple of my past blogs about my collection have been popular. But I never thought it would be this toy that...
  • To the Caribbean 2014
    on Apr 13, 2014 in Caribbean jewelry larimar travel
         Yes, we did get out of this area for a short while this winter. We took our second cruise to the Caribbean in as many years. This time we boarded the Oceania Riviera in Miami and headed out into the northeastern Caribbean. Oc...
  • Lawsuit fear in physicians: Is it real?
    on Apr 7, 2014
         On April 6th I posted sort of a political statement about our broken healthcare system. In that article I mentioned that one of the necessities of healthcare reform is tort reform, because fear of lawsuits is driving up the c...
  • A New Surgeon General -- "Dr. Murthy are you up to the job?" Now Congress are you up to the job?
    on Apr 6, 2014 in health politics
         I am a retired physician but I still subscribe to several medical journals. I still get JAMA Internal Medicine. My February issue arrived on February 4th, the actual day of which Dr. Murthy would appear before congressional h...
  • Dreaming: Gardening in January!
    on Apr 5, 2014
     In the dead of our Wisconsin winter, I am dreaming of what will eventually come:Dream of the flowers to eventually come!   A three entry gardening journal for the brutal winter of 2014:January 20, 2014.  From reading my blog...
  • Reminding You Again!! Walking Out of Eden, now near Petra, Jordan.
    on Feb 6, 2014
    I want to remind all of my blog readers again about Paul Slopeck's Walking Out of Eden, a six year journey by foot around the world following the migratory paths of our ancient human ancestors. It started on January 10, 2013. Now just over a year lat...
  • A Happy Birthday:
    on Feb 3, 2014
         Recently I celebrated a big birthday! 70 years. It is hard to believe that I am 70 years old. In many ways, I still picture my thinking patterns as those of 40 or so years ago. I don't picture that I have changed that much fr...
  • Why Write? by George Orwell
    on Jan 10, 2014 in writing
         For this post, you are going to have to do a little homework:     First of all let me point out  the above blog site, B...
  • Another clock and my father.
    on Jan 6, 2014 in death family medicine
         On 1/24/13, I wrote a piece about a clock and its behavior in a family event. I always intended to tell here another story about a clock, time, and dying, that will go into our family lore. Here writing in ...
  • Treasure in the Christmas Ornament Closet
    on Dec 31, 2013 in Holidays jewelry
         When we travel, I often view the types of jewelry indigenous to the area we are traveling. And I often purchase a piece that is representative. I have amber from the Baltic Sea area, a peridot from India, some jade...
  • Another great link: Walking Humanity's footsteps.
    on Dec 28, 2013
         One man, one journey, 7 years, 21,000 miles.     We have traveled a lot as you can tell from my blogs. But there are certain places that we will not go for several reasons. One is that we are getting...
  • Thanksgivukkah!! 2013
    on Dec 9, 2013
          I know that this evening has passed, but I can't let something as rare as Thanksgivukkah also pass without some comment here. We were told in the national news media that this event -- the coincidence of Thanksgivi...
  • Mystery Photo #24: The city is Moscow, Russia.
    on Dec 8, 2013
        Probably the distant church gave you the clue you needed with its "onion" domes. Yes the city is Moscow, Russia, and we are looking at the 350 feet high monument to Peter the Great which is set in the confluence of the Moscow...
  • "Packing for the Road"
    on Nov 29, 2013
    From Journal of American Medical Association Nov 27, 2013: Volume 310, #20Packing for the Roadby Corey Fogelmanm MDPacking for the road is a wayOf lightening the load. So muchThat crowds the mind can atLast be left behind. Yet if weLeave what gimbals...
  • The Masai: National Geographic Info
    on Nov 24, 2013
         The new National Geographic Magazine arrived in the mail yesterday. My mother subscribes to the magazine for me and I usually read through the entire magazine. I love the reports about strange places and strange nat...
  • The Winter Holidays
    on Nov 23, 2013
     I always try to be ecumenical. This is certainly a time of year which demands that when writing a public blog. In the United States we have three big holidays at this time of year during which three large and very different communities cel...
  • Mystery Photo #24 First name the city.
    on Nov 21, 2013
         This photo has several related questions depending on your astuteness in identifying this place. First name the city, country. Then try to name the monument, which is really very impressive just as this photo suggests. T...
  • Mystery Photo #23: Assisi, Italy and Mount Tabor by our connection.
    on Nov 15, 2013 in Mystery Photo travel Israel
           The Mystery Photo #23 depicts the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi  An aerial view of the Basilica appeared on this 1920 travel poster in the photo below to the right. But this town of 25,00...
  • Ground Zero Now and downtown in New York City!
    on Nov 13, 2013 in New York travel
    The High Line        After our niece's wedding in May we spent a couple days in New York City. We stayed at the Hilton Hotel on 8th Ave and 48th Street so we would be near our shows around Broadway. But on the second da...
  • Mystery Photo #23
    on Nov 10, 2013
         I have not posted a Mystery Photo for a long time. In looking through all of my husband's photos from our various trips, I have already posted a lot of the easier ones. Are you up for a more difficult one? I will show this in...
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