Risk Blossoming

  • Their Music Lives On

    After roaming in BAM for 100+ days,  Tim was totally at ease traveling and began telling people “I’ve got nowhere to go and all the time in the world to get there”. But, eventually it was time for Deborah to return to Phoenix, and they bid adieu at the Minneapolis Airport.  Now, Tim needed to move […]

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  • A Blossoming Love Affair

    Love Has a way of wilting Or blossoming At the Strangest, Most unpredictable hour. This is how love is, An uncontrollable beast In the form of a flower. – Suzy Kassem Our Risk Blossoming Adventure Continues! I have returned to Phoenix and am integrating myself back into my efforts at National Bank of Arizona, Deborah […]

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  • You Say You Want a Revolution.

    You say you want a revolution. Well, you know We all want to change the world. You tell me that it’s an evolution. Well, you know We all want to change the world. – Paul McCartney and John Lennon Je m’appelle Tim. Parlez-Vous Francais? The final two ports on our Viking Cruise were Quebec City […]

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  • A New Appreciation For Rock & Roll (and Ship Stabilizers)

    Little islands are all large prisons; one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow. ― Richard Francis Burton Qaqortoq, Greenland As we discussed in last week’s Risk Blossoming, “In the Wake of the Vikings” blog post, we had been very fortunate to cruise through the Prince Christian Sound in […]

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  • In the Wake of the Vikings: Prince Christian Sound

    Warriors are not born, and they are not made. Warriors create themselves through trial and error, pain and suffering, and their ability to conquer their own faults. -The Viking Havamal Tim’s Perspective: I just spent two days in the most beautiful city that I never got to see. All summer, I have encouraged others to […]

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  • Iceland: Everything You Always Wanted To Know…..

    In Iceland, you can see the contours of the mountains wherever you go, and the swell of the hills, and always beyond that horizon.  And there’s this strange thing: you’re never sort of hidden; you always feel exposed in that landscape.  But it makes it very beautiful as well. – Hannah Kent Tim’s Perspective A […]

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  • In Memory of Lucille Frances Bateman: 1920-2017

    After receiving a call from our daughter Tara, that the passing of my mother, Lucille Frances Bateman, was imminent, I pulled off a mountainous road in the far north of Iceland. I got out of the car, for a moment to be by  myself, and looked out over a fjord to the large mountain on […]

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  • The Art of Travel

    “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I needed to be.” -Douglas Adams I, Tim the travel planner, budgeted six days to travel the 1,190 miles from Columbia Falls and West Glacier, Montana to the Hibbing Minnesota area. That is just 198 miles per day and […]

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  • Glacier National Park: Fire and Ice and Change

    I will be the first to admit that things change. But, I was not prepared for the changes I would experience during our recent visit to Glacier National Park. It had been 50 years, since I last visited.  It was the summer of 1967, and I was traveling the western United States with my parents […]

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  • The Peninsula, Problems and Pulled Over

    Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.  ― Steve Maraboli, Tim and I reserved ten days in August to discover and explore the Olympic Peninsula. The Peninsula contains many of the last unexplored places in the contiguous United States. We found the Peninsula to be amazing and, for […]

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