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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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1. Renaissance Woman Retired

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

  • 98 Years Old and Still Going
    on Nov 22, 2015
         My mother turned 98 years old in October. She still lives by herself. She is almost blind with wet macular degeneration and is what I would call "stone deaf." But her mind is fine and she still fixes food for herself, and kee...
  • The Little Gray Furry Creature
    on Nov 21, 2015
         Just having completed my photo essay on the End of the Earth, I was walking through the house not trying to hard, but contemplating a possible topic for my next posting. And low and behold came to mind my adventure with the l...
  • To the Ends of the Earth!
    on Nov 20, 2015
           Sometimes in looking back at one's life, certain decisions that are turning points seem to stand out in vivid technicolor. A life decision which may even seem small in the scheme of things takes a turn that dramatically aff...
  • Rental Properties Are for the Birds! Bluebirds and Orioles
    on Nov 7, 2015
      I am just getting around to writing this story about my summer of 2015. It seems appropriate since on November 5th, it almost seemed as though summer just ended. A cold front has just come through after 4 days of sunny 70 degree weather. Actua...
  • All in a Line!
    on Oct 7, 2015
         I am constantly amazed at how serendipitous life is. Of course, many people would say it is not serendipity but rather occurrences are predestined, preplanned, preordained by a power much higher and stronger than we insignifi...
  • Is Our US Healthcare System Broken?
    on Jul 7, 2015
         Major Question: Is our healthcare system broken?     This post really has very little if anything to do with Obamacare, unless someone can somehow blame the current care provided on various unintended cons...
  • Another cold winter and ? cool spring?
    on Mar 5, 2015
       The full moon of March 5, 2015 drew my attention this evening, rising over Lake Michigan. The round disc had a certain light orange cast at first which is often associated with the Harvest moon of the fall. But this is no harvest moon. T...
  • Tear Sheets and Four leaf clovers!
    on Mar 4, 2015 in memories stuff
         I have been going through some of my stacks of tear sheets of articles, or quotes, or other writings that have moved me. I must whittle down my stash. We have a big house, but we are slowly being pushed out of our closets and...
  • The Iconic Clock: Astronomical Clock in Prague.
    on Feb 25, 2015
         Prague is a beautiful old European city. Interestingly this wonderful city also has a large population of North Americans (US). In fact our airport limo driver was from New York, but resettled in Prague. As of 2011, it was es...
  • Mystery Photo 27: Which iconic clock is this one? And in what city?
    on Jan 24, 2015 in Mystery Photo
         This is one of the iconic clocks in the world. I am showing you two views here. You might not be able to guess this one unless you have been there yourself. Take a stab at it!
  • Stimulating Stereo Scopic Sights -- A Stamp Exhibit
    on Jan 8, 2015
         I am a postage stamp accumulator and somewhat of a collector.One of my collections I call My WESMYF Collection. WESMYF stands for "What Ever Strikes MY Fancy."  One type of unusual postage stamp that has caught my fancy...
  • Holiday crafts:
    on Dec 7, 2014
         Last year at this time, I was up to my elbows in cookie ingredients, literally with flour all over. Our Water Aerobics group, the Water Wonders, decided to have a cookie exchange. Now I had occasionally made a batch or two of...
  • 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.
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