Helen Keller described life as "a grand adventure or nothing at all".
This blog is about my own grand adventures over more than seven decades. I could tell you about my family, friends and loves; or my experience with loss, death, divorce, betrayal, and other life tragedies.
But life remains a grand adventure,
and its those experiences I'll pass along to you. LIVE LARGE & LONG!
A Philosophy of Radical Aliveness
"Yesterday is already a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision; but today well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope."
On my latest visit to Oakland & San Francisco we did a tour of Alcatraz. If you plan to go expect to get tickets in advance. They were sold out.
Run by the Park Service, Alcatraz is a federal prison which was used for thirty years from 1933-1963. Only the most hardened criminals went there, and you hear their stories as you take the audio tour of the cellblock. Al Capone, the famous prohibition mobster, who died of syphilis; the Birdman of Alcatraz; Machine Gun Kelly and Whitey Bulger were some of the more notorious residents.
Two cells within the cellblock on the Alcatraz Tour