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Ann Selzer

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2011-10-02

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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

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  • Fall in My Garden
    on Oct 6, 2014 in flowers gardening
         I reviewed my title for this post and realized that it could have another meaning. After my painful muscle response to all my spring gardening this year, and now with fall cleanup underway, I could have actually taken a spill -- a...
  • Mystery Photo 26: Cape of Good Hope.
    on Jul 9, 2014
         Yes, indeed, these photos are of the Cape of Good Hope at the southwestern most point of Africa. One would think that the Cape would be at the southern most point but it is not. The southern most point of Africa is called Cap...
  • Mystery Photo 26: The Ends of the Earth -- which one?
    on Jul 6, 2014
           My husband and I have traveled all over the world. My readers know that we have visited almost 100 countries, and all 7 continents. We have also been to the Ends of the Earth. What do I mean by this? Well there ar...
  • Personal aging complaints and Writers and Posts on Agiing.
    on Jul 5, 2014 in aging blogging
          Recently I celebrated a 70th birthday, the beginning of another decade, the 8th decade of my life. Something has happened to me since that 70th birthday. I have been having a lot more difficulty with aches and pains. Gi...
  • Lazy birdwatching, Adirondack chair style
    on Jul 3, 2014
         In my last post, you read about my aspen grove and my Adirondack chairs. To remind you of the scene, hear is one of those photos reproduced.          This year while working on my fairy...
  • Aspen Groves and Fairy Gardens: Summer of 2014
    on Jul 2, 2014
         Well, this year I am truly and thoroughly hooked. Spent a lot of time this spring and early summer, before our two weeks of fog and torrential rain, working on my gardens. In fact, I had my beds in pretty good shape with weed...
  • The "lows" and "highs" of tutoring a 2nd grader = A Small Step
    on Jun 3, 2014
        This year I have signed up with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization of Ozaukee County. This group, which matches adults who wish to mentor children in need in our county with children the in need, has both...
  • Mystery Photo 25: Varanasi, in Utter Pradash, India, on the Holy Ganges River.
    on May 25, 2014
       The city pictured is Varanasi, also called Benares, a city in the province Uttar Pradesh in northern  India. This city is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world which in my mind makes it holy in and of itself.
  • Mystery Photo 25b: What is the name of the River on which this city lies?
    on Apr 29, 2014
         Here is a photo of  sunrise over the Holy river on which Mystery Photo 25 is located. Can you name the river? You have probably by now guessed that the country is India.
  • Mystery Photo #25a: Name the city!
    on Apr 25, 2014 in Mystery City Mystery Photo
          This is the first time I will offer a two part Mystery Photo question? It may be quite easy to identify the country in which this photo was taken. There are a few choices, but I suspect you will all guess correctly on t...
  • "Knight, knave, or pawn? Which is your doctor?"
    on Apr 24, 2014 in medical care
         I am trying to go through some of my stacks of saved tear sheets. This was always a habit of mine -- to tear out sheets from medical journals, articles, the AMA newspaper and even lay print sources and stack them up somewhere...
  • 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:http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/06/25/george-orwell-why-i-write/     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 ...
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