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Leaving On A Jet Plane

Cue the Peter, Paul & Mary. Or better yet John Denver. He wrote the song, you know, even though we often associate it with the former. This hilariously dated hippie-dippie video is completely redeemed once John and Cass Elliot start singing. What glorious … Continue reading

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Life’s Little Luxuries

Little sister and I were hiking on Sunday when conversation, in between huffing and puffing, turned as it sometimes does to things apropos of nothing at all. Mary brought up the subject of indulgences, the little luxuries that help make life … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

Language Barrier. Was there every a more apt phrase to describe the helplessness felt when trying to express oneself to someone who speaks another language? Of course in Taiwan our friends speak excellent English, so there is no real language barrier. But somehow … Continue reading

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The Forbidden City Comes To Richmond

East meets West in grand style in Richmond for the next few months. Our Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is hosting the Forbidden City exhibit and it’s a jaw-dropper. I was invited to a private tour of the exhibit yesterday (how about … Continue reading

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A Wee Taiwanese Tea Party

Sunday was just the best day. You remember, perhaps, that I wrote recently about my travails preparing the soft food diet for my daughter’s fractured jaw. In the comments of that post, my friend, Jim, who writes the fascinating “Road To … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

This week, publish an image of a sign — from the signs you encounter on the street to more personal, less obvious signs that hold meaning for you. Right up my alley because I do love a good sign. I snap photos of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

We are asked to interpret “humanity” in a photograph for this week’s challenge. That can be an awfully deep and serious subject, and I am not in the mood for pondering things of a somber nature….for a change. And so … Continue reading

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