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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

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  • Mystery Photo 28: Clues
    on Jan 14, 2017
    This lighthouse is located on the coast just a little north of our mystery Castle.These fascinating animals beach themselves for several months a year, about 4 to 5 miles north of our mystery Castle.This beautiful bay is very near our Castle that is...
  • Mystery Photo 28: Where Is This Hilltop Castle?
    on Dec 27, 2016
         Castles and castle like buildings abound in all parts of the world. I have not posted a Mystery Photo for years on this blog. Therefore it is about time. Does anyone recognize this destination castle without my giving any clu...
  • Woodpeckers, especially the red bellied woodpecker.
    on Nov 26, 2016
    Male red bellied woodpecker. Note the red on its head extends from eyebrow to the nape of the neck in the male. Also note its toes: two toes forward, two toes back to enable better grasp when it is vertical on a tree trunk.This is the female near a n...
  • My Woman Cave
    on Nov 26, 2016
         In the 1990s, there deeloped a kind of place the theoretical need for which arose in prehistoric times. This no doubt is where it's almost universal name came from. That place is called The Man Cave. The idea of its nece...
  • Kensho. Wow! I Had No Idea!
    on Nov 21, 2016 in Buddhism spirituality
    Sartori  Visionary Art by Martin La SpinaThe article below describes my experience of kensho or sartori and provides a little bit of information about this very powerful Zen spiritual event.     It was January, 2016. I had be...
  • The Foods and Wines of a Spouse's 80th Birthday Celebration.
    on May 5, 2016
    Larry's Market, Brown Deer VillageLarry, with his signature beret.     Recently my husband of 49 years celebrated his 80th Birthday. He has been feeling those 80 years and I did not think he would really want to celebrate other th...
  • 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...
  • Astronomical Serendipity. 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...
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