Yesterday, Blackburn Lake, Melbourne, Australia, Reflections Looking at clouds up and down, reflections all around. The reflections are my memories, the good, the bad, and the ugly. A cliché that speaks truth.  I love the concept that true happiness comes from solving problems. It seems the only constants in this world are change and problems. … Continue reading Happiness

First Two Legs of an Extra Long. Austin, Texas to Melbourne, Australia Flight

The first leg: Blow by Blow, Austin to LAX I was riding in the car with my daughter to the airport.  I’d been watching the weather in Sydney, worrying about the rain, worrying about catching my flight from Sydney to Melbourne.  My daughter said, “Don’t worry Mom, if the rain stops your flight, you can just stay … Continue reading First Two Legs of an Extra Long. Austin, Texas to Melbourne, Australia Flight

Renaming and Reorganization of my Blog

My blog Visionsfromtwocontinents started, December 11, 2017. That’s  five years ago.Now it has a new, easier name, instead of writing visionsfromtwocontinents.blog, you can just look for patsysblog.com Back in 2017, a pandemic was something that only happened long ago, during WWI. In my book Visions from Two Continents: cover  I published a letter my uncle Charlie wrote … Continue reading Renaming and Reorganization of my Blog


A map of Wisconsin with Door Peninsula in red. Minneapolis is my home city, but HOME is Door County, WI. Not a city but a peninsula of small towns and preserved woods, surrounded by Lake Michigan. The picture featured on the blog is a arial view of Sturgeon Bay, one of the largest small towns … Continue reading HOME