Readuponit: Travel and voracious reading

Max Hartshorne, travel website editor, sharing some of the stuff I read, hear and see with you. Updated every day. Click on the photos to enlarge them.

A Great Day for a Flight Over the Valley

August 29, 2014

Tweet My friend Bruce, who I play music with, promised to take me up for a spin in his plane, so today, with perfect blue skies and light winds, we made it happen. I met him at  his hangar where he keeps his 300 horsepower experimental tw0-seater sport plane at Northampton airport. The plane gleamed [...]

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Dr Gale Potee, A Rich and Full Life, Well-Lived

August 27, 2014

Tweet Obituaries  hold a special interest to me. I read them every day in the Recorder, and I’m always fascinated by how people are remembered and what gets included.  These days, any long obituary that’s not written about a famous person or someone in public life is paid for. So then I think about how [...]

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The Summer’s Best Trip

August 23, 2014

Tweet It’s the wind down season and every year I think about how fleeting the summer has been. I was with my granddaughter Sofie last week, enjoying dinner on their deck, and I asked her what her favorite part of the summer was. Was it the visit to the Maine beach? Was it the horseback [...]

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Building the New Railroad Crossing on Elm Street

August 21, 2014

Tweet I was told that instead of laying down a bed of gravel when they’re building railroad tracks, they put the track down first. Then they dump this load of stones over top and lift up the track, so the gravel settles where it’s needed in a uniform grade.

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Caro Heller Was a Caring, Loving and Beloved Mother Who Will Be Missed

August 18, 2014

Tweet Caro Watkins Heller passed away last night. She was my god mother and she was a big part of my childhood growing up in Blawenburg, New Jersey.  Caro and then-husband John Heller used to come down and visit us in the New Jersey countryside, and we would go and visit them often in Brooklyn [...]

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The Big Wedding Weekend of 2014

August 14, 2014

Tweet Today I had to put down the duties of publishing for far more important work, with a much stricter task master. We are getting ready for a wedding. A big one. The daughter!  And thus was there a list created and on that list were many things that would not  wait just one more [...]

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