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I’m baaaaack!

  Six months. That’s how long it’s been since my last post. Can’t say this long silence hasn’t bothered me. It’s been like an itch in a place I can’t scratch. I also can’t say I haven’t considered throwing in the towel for good and letting my little opus slide silently into the blog boneyard. […]

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Merry Christmas! Here’s your holiday video surprise!

  Yesterday I was whining to myself about not having anything special for my Christmas Eve blog. Nothing cool like this video from Quinhagak, Alaska. Nothing remotely interesting like this light show on the side of a building across from Rockefeller Center in New York City that entranced me on a Christmas Eve walk down […]

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My Liebster Award. I’d like to thank my mother…

Some of us are turtles, and some of us are hares, so the story goes. Now, I like turtles a lot. I like their wet green shells. I like how shy they are with their head and feet all tucked in. (Except for snapping turtles. They are the quintessential mutant.) But in real, rather than […]

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A thought for the New Year

    Seen in a coffee shop: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, WOO HOO! What a ride!” I like the […]

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What’s in my bag? Packing for a long trip

  I’ve downsized to a backpack, and it’s both liberating and confining. When I traveled with a trailer I could bring little tchotchkes that made the place feel homey. I could bring stuff “just in case.” I packed an entire box of books. But a trailer, even the teeny one I towed, is always with […]

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