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Just back from three great weeks on an Overseas Adventure Travel trip to Chile and Brazil, Don was checking our credit cards charges, and found a ringer! Amazon had charged us $23 on VISA for a sale in September, when … Continue reading

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Cruising Up the Mississippi

Cruising up the Mississippi River in a steam driven stern-wheeler at seven miles per hour, I was reading the River Times for the next day trying to decide whether to go ashore tomorrow morning or stay on board for a … Continue reading

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A Great Site to Visit on Kaua’i—Makauwahi Cave Reserve

We have visited the island of Kaua’i many times, without ever hearing that there was a prehistoric cave that attracted visitors and researchers from all over the world. According to the visitor’s handout, this cave “is itself a huge fossil, … Continue reading

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Teeny Tiny Houses

I have always been fascinated by little houses. I mean, little bitty houses, teeny tiny houses, like doll houses and bird houses. That’s why I acquired my first doll house when I was almost 60 years old, after waiting so … Continue reading

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Inside A Washington State Prison

Last week, Don and I were privileged to be invited to a dramatic performance called “To Destinations Unknown: Takin’ a Left Turn at Reality,”at MSU, the Minimum Security Unit of the Mens Correctional Complex at Monroe. The program,  a collection of … Continue reading

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Coming Home from a warm vacation–to a cold house and carbon monoxide

Our three weeks in Colombia and Ecuador were fun, sunny, educational, interesting. The fifteen hour flight home on Friday morning was uneventful. Then the adventure began. We unlocked the door to our cold, cold house and Don immediately went to … Continue reading

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2012–The Year in Review and the Northern Lights

This year, my eightieth, could be a downer–the loss of many friends, arthritis (a real pain in the neck for most of the year), a cough that wouldn’t go away–but I choose not to go that way. Instead there is … Continue reading

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Eating Well in Cuba

It’s funny how seemingly unrelated events over many years time can somehow coalesce into one experience. Several years ago I saw a play at the Seattle Repertory Theatre called “The Cook” by Eduardo Machado. More recently, my book group read … Continue reading

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End the Cuban Embargo

I’m not a political science major or a historian, but as an observer in Cuba over twelve short days and someone who did some reading to prepare for our trip, I still have a point of view. I believe the … Continue reading

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Our Trip to Cuba

Cuba was never on our bucket list, but last fall, on a gray and gloomy Seattle day, we were idly talking about going somewhere in the middle of winter, to a place where the sun was shining, and a letter … Continue reading

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