Author Archives: Fannie Cranium

About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.

Wearing a Golden Mantle

Last weekend we ventured into the grandeur of Oregon state’s only national park, Crater Lake. Once I step onto the soil, the tingling starts in my feet and moves up to my stomach. Butterflies pirouette up my spine. The impossible … Continue reading

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Cow Pasture with Cow Elk

On our last road trip through cattle country, steer dotted miles and miles of rolling grasslands and wooded glades. Some with yellow tags in their ears with numbers like 712 or 1238. Sometimes the pastures hosted cows and calves. One … Continue reading

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Sunrise over Sun Lake, Washington

Sunrise over Sun Lake, Washington, U.S.A. I’m sure there’s a cliche in there somewhere. This sunrise smelled of wild sage, sweet grass, a fresh-water lake, dewy earth and a hot cup of coffee. Where ever your travels take you, have … Continue reading

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Fire Season is in Full Swing

For those of you in the United States, I hope you had a wonderful Independence Day yesterday and enjoyed the fireworks. Speaking of fireworks, on Monday, June 3, my better half traveled through eastern Washington State on a business trip. … Continue reading

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The Magic of Dusk

Life sometimes offers up unexpected opportunities. My better half and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary in May. From our wedding day to this year, we’ve only spent one anniversary together. The other 23 sent him many places around the … Continue reading

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133 Days Lost at Sea on a Wooden Raft, the Poon Lim Story

Originally posted on The Blog of Funny Names:
November 23, 1942, 750 miles off the Amazon coast of Brazil: British armed merchant ship SS Benlomond traveled without convoy from Cape Town, South Africa, en route to Paramaribo, Suriname, six days…

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Sunrise in Columbia Falls, Montana

Welcome to summer everyone in the northern hemisphere! Sometimes life takes us to out of the way places. But do we ever really take the time to stop and enjoy a sunrise along the way? My better half on a … Continue reading

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