Category Archives: travel

On Creativity: Anticipation, Regret, and Remembering Grandpa Earl

Very early in 2011, shortly after hearing of my grandfather’s passing, I thought of something Sir Ken Robinson said in his GISA 2010 keynote. In talking about creativity he mentioned that even engaging in remembering is an act of creativity. … Continue reading

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My Adventures at “Boarding” School

You may have noticed the title of this blog is “The Golden Plunger.”  I first heard the term in a lecture given by Rob Evans, and organizational psychologist and author of The Human Side of School Change.  He spoke to … Continue reading

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A continuing conversation

I don’t have reliable internet access where I am (which is to say that the hotel has two networked computers, but I would have to stand in the line with a dozen teenagers in order to use it), so what … Continue reading

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The Factotum’s Factotal

From the home office in Kensington, Maryland: The Monroetorhome Monarch, the Soujourning Sovereign, the Ranchette’s Registrar reports the following fascinating and fiddling figures of most petty and picayune persuasion: Total mileage: 8,168Average mpg: 8.66Occupant days in motorhome: 105Cost per person, … Continue reading

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In conclusion…

Long before Earl and Barbara set off on July 4th to cruise the country, Earl sent Barbara and me a detailed itinerary prefaced by a cover letter. A portion of that letter reads: The trip includes majestic mountains, fantastic forests, … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

Congratulations to the Cerar’s on their Gold and Silver medal finish in this, the first and final competition of the Monroetorhome 2008 Blog Inane Trivia Contest. Since there was no Bronze medal finisher, I declare myself the 2nd runner-up, and … Continue reading

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Last chance for FREE STUFF!!

Well, things have settled down enough for me to at least upload the remaining “best of” pics, and to share with you this last bit of “life in the motorhome with an Old Fogey, a Yahoo, and a Whipper Snapper.” … Continue reading

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