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

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

Leaving Magnetic, Walking Ross River Parkway – Townsville, Queensland

It was time. Time to leave this lovely island. After another wonderful lunch at Scallywags, my friend drove me to the ferry. We arrived early and had time to walk out on the pier and see the Rock Wallaby that lives there. So cute, and it was cool enough they were out during the day … Continue reading Leaving Magnetic, Walking Ross River Parkway – Townsville, Queensland