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Grumpy Old Man
A life beyond the walls publication.

Published since January 2006

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And why are we here?

But jobs end and we’re preparing to move into the next act of our lives — Life 2.5. Our current location no longer fits into that. Perhaps only a mindset, but…

Sunset thoughts as the sun rises

What if you were given a mostly clean slate, a start over, a chance to redefine how and where you want to live the rest of your life — within financial/resource limits of course?

It’s the light…or the shadows

It’s the light at the end of this corridor which makes this image, but it would have little impact if not for the shadows preceding it.

Spain – Summary and thoughts on travel in general

Reading can be great preparation for travel but it can’t take its place. Reading about the world and not directly experiencing it can be like going to a great restaurant, ordering their most popular dish and then watching someone else eat it for you.

Spain – Day 10: Return home

Shortly after take-off we discovered our seats were among a large group, on our side of the aircraft, which were electronically disconnected from the aircraft — no lights, no audio, no call button…zero, nothing and there were no overhead controls. It was significant enough the aircrew radio ahead to Charlotte, NC, aircraft maintenance…

Spain – Days 7, 8 & 9: Ambasmestas to Sergovia to Madrid

After our single night stay in Ambasmestas we began our drive to our next destination, Sergovia, Spain. This leg of our journey took us through an agricultural area of Spain, with large fields of grain and herds of sheep. Among the nearly flat fields were rocky mounds and atop one of these, near Mota del Marques…

Some things about WordPress

I’ve been using the Wordpress as the Content Management System (CMS) for this blog since 2006 and have been pleased with it. However, during that extended “relationship” there were a few bumps in the road, a few things I’ve learned…

Spain – Day 6: Cangas de Onis to Ambasmestas

Day six, was a travel day with a destination of Ambasmestas, Spain for a one night layover. As we departed Cangas de Onis the terrain began changing almost immediately from steep rocky mountain to smaller mountains with valley’s and then to mostly hilly plains.

Spain – Day 5: Cangas de Onis and surrounding area

For the morning’s adventure, we “free-styled” to the northern coast stopping at the happened upon Mirador del Fito observation point which provided spectacular views of the Asturias coast and the Pico’s de Europa.

Spain – Day 4: Azpeitia to Cangas de Onis

Our hotel in Azpeitia (meaning ‘down the rock’ in Basque) appeared to be a centuries old converted family home run by a brother and sister with the help of other family members. The dining area, with stone arches, the kitchen…