Are we adrift, or is there a grand design behind contemporaneous events? During a recent reading of Herodotus’ history, I was taken aback by the following narrative. The scene, a discussion between Cyrus (the Persian King) and Croesus (the former King of Lydia). Cyrus asked Croesus what he should doRead More →

Antalgic Gait

Antalgic Gait ‘Observed mild antalgic gait” is what he documented.  Another doctor wrote, “I do think that these injuries potentially could lead to further disability for him.’ He was pretty prescient.    Antalgic gait, what is that?  Have you ever seen an old man walking with that side-to-side waddle, withRead More →

Lake View

Zimmer Annual Holiday Newsletter 2020 Greetings from the little Cottage at Zimmer’s Landing. 2021 is right around the corner, So long 2020!  (Zimmer annual holiday newsletter 2020) Our year moved into full gear as we escaped Alaska’s winter darkness by lounging on a Cabo San Lucas beach with dear friends.Read More →

America the Great

Is America a Great Nation? The Make America Great Again (MAGA) political slogan triggers acrimonious debate about      America’s current place in the world and its past. Was America a great country? It’s common rhetoric on news broadcasts, movies, TV shows, and even political rallies to bedevil the character andRead More →

DIY Davenport Desk

Captain Davenport DIY Desk Build Captain Davenport’s desk is the latest inspiration for my new project.  I designed this project  to discover if the retirement investment in woodworking tools and hours in front of Youtube’s expert’s could produce something other than idle imagination.  With homemade plans on the whiteboard IRead More →

Zimmer Christmas

From the Cottage at Zimmer’s Landing 19 December ’18 Merry Christmas from snowy, cheerful and quaking Alaska – home of the aftershock! Our recent ‘stirred and shaken’ experiences brought a riveting conclusion to our engaging, exciting and far flung year; a year we hope was equally exciting and memorable forRead More →

Ice cracks in lake earthquake

The anatomy of an earthquake. I know what your thinking….and you could be wrong! Earthquakes overpower their victims into violent spasms of fear, horror and brief moments of heroism (or cowardice). OK, so if you think this, you wouldn’t be entirely wrong, just halfway. Earthquakes, violent ones, don’t do this,Read More →