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About Gary

I exhibited my love of travel early in life by decorating my room with pennants from places that I visited. Now, my love has become passion as I attempt to check more and more places off my considerable Travel Bucket List. I established my blog in March, 2007 and I made a promise to myself that I would post something each and every day. As of today, I have been true to this promise. I blog because I truly believe that travel is an incredibly worthwhile experience, and I am interested in demonstrating this message, informing my readers and expanding their knowledge and appreciation of the incredible diversity of travel destinations around the world. I began my life in Clarksburg, West Virginia, moving to Rhode Island when I was 9 years old. I graduated from Classical High School (Providence, RI) in 1964 and Providence College in 1968. I became a science teacher after graduation and taught many different sciences for a total of 37 years, most of these years at Johnston High School, but also a 7-year stint at Attleboro High and a year at Bain Junior High in Cranston, RI. Courses I have taught include Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Astronomy, Oceanography, Earth Science, Ecology, First Aid & Emergency Care, Physical Science, Physics, and Horticulture. I have been a volunteer Emergency Medical Techician and Fire Lieutenant at the Tiogue Fire Department in Coventry, RI. I also spent thirty (30) years in the Army Reserve, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 3, specializing in logisitics. Retiring from teaching in 2006, I now work as a part-time Athletic Director for the Johnston School Department. My first wife, Noreen, and I had three (3) daughters -- Kira, Rebecca, and Samantha. Through them I have three (3) grandsons -- Zachery, Braden, & Cooper. My fourth grandson, David, is a result of my current wife, and the love of my life -- Lee. She is my best friend and my trusted travel companion. My free time is spent traveling, blogging, planning trips, golfing, and reading. In the last four years I have joined the Narragansett Bay Chorus, a men's A Capella group, and am truly enjoying the experience.

Spotlight on the Olympics — Summer 1948

Now that Boston (right down the road from us) was being considered, albeit for a short time, for the 2024 Olympics, for the first time I might add, let’s take a look at the places where the Olympics have been … Continue reading

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My Personal Cancer Journey — Another Sleepless Night

The past two nights have been horrendous. I could not fall asleep until around 5 AM. The major culprit was pain, beginning in my lower back and then moving higher and lower as the night progressed. I don’t know the … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Olympics — Summer 1936

Now that Boston (right down the road from us) was being considered, albeit for a short time, for the 2024 Olympics, for the first time I might add, let’s take a look at the places where the Olympics have been … Continue reading

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My Personal Cancer Journey — Another Round of Radiation

Here we go again. Another round of one of my favorite things. And this time they will irradiate my brain! Well, a discussion with the radiation oncologists relieved my mind (get it?) a bit when she described the procedure and … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Olympics — Summer 1932

Now that Boston (right down the road from us) was being considered, (albeit for a short time) for the 2024 Olympics, for the first time I might add, let’s take a look at the places where the Olympics have been … Continue reading

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My Personal Cancer Journey — Another Bump in the Road

When your doctor calls you after a test, the news is generally not good. After my MRI on Tuesday, I assumed that we would discuss the results on Thursday (today) at my early appointment. Instead, my doctor called yesterday with … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Olympics — Summer 1928

Now that Boston (right down the road from us) was being considered, albeit for a short time, for the 2024 Olympics, for the first time I might add, let’s take a look at the places where the Olympics have been … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Olympics — Summer 1924

Now that Boston (right down the road from us) was being considered, albeit for a short time, for the 2024 Olympics, for the first time I might add, let’s take a look at the places where the Olympics have been … Continue reading

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My Personal Cancer Journey — Dare I Say It?

I am almost afraid to say it, since it might not be true. But I think that the queasiness that I have been experiencing over the past 4-6 weeks seems to have disappeared. This horrible side-effect from the radiation has … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Olympics — Summer 1920

Now that Boston (right down the road from us) was being considered, albeit for a short time, ¬†for the 2024 Olympics, for the first time I might add, let’s take a look at the places where the Olympics have been … Continue reading

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