Muttering Retreats

Trouvailles and Memoires from wanderings past, present, and future


Travel trouvailles, travelogues, and photography from my various wanderings. All stories are true as I (and my occasional guests) remember them.

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Experiments in light, shadow, and street photography. Includes the occasional narrative about seeing the world through the perspective of the lens.

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Poetry, philosophical rambling, and other contemplations. Every blogger needs an “it’s my blog and I’ll write what I want to” category, and this is mine.

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Recent Posts

Down at the Ole Cafe

It’s been awhile since I’ve had the opportunity to prop out a new local Detroit band. This time I headed out to my favorite lesser known dry cafe in Oak Park, Berkley Coffee, to catch a little folk rock Americana courtesy of Poor Player. In their own words, Poor Player is “all about finding theContinue reading “Down at the Ole Cafe”

Gratitude in Post

I started out my Thanksgiving sending short texts to the people in my life who are most important to me. Happy Thanksgiving, I wrote to more than a dozen loved ones. I was going to spend the day alone — kids were off to spend the holiday at their dad’s this year, and my FriendsgivingContinue reading “Gratitude in Post”

The Daily Puzzle

A few years ago, I started a dinnertime ritual with my kids / teenagers: in addition to sharing the “best part” and “worst part” of thy day, thou shalt also complete a puzzle from the day-by-day calendar. I shared custody, so I figured they would only do this a maximum of 15 days out ofContinue reading “The Daily Puzzle”

The Trouble with Ambiverts

There’s nothing quite like going to a party to remind you where you land on the introversion / extraversion spectrum — as well as so many other spectrums — but last night I was particularly reminded of the former. Sometimes the best way to describe inner experience is visually. I have been wracking my brainContinue reading “The Trouble with Ambiverts”


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