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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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Westward Ho!

They say there’s nothing quite like travel to expand one’s horizons.  So what did I learn from our recent trip to Arizona? You just never know what’s going to cross your path when you head out of town. I learned bobcats … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall: Street Art

The theme for this week’s photo challenge is “Wall.” When traveling, I like to take pictures of the particular city’s street art or murals. It’s possible to capture a bit of the flavor of a new locale through how its walls are adorned. Sorry … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

This week’s challenge: Whether your own or someone else’s, literal or figurative, take us on a photographic adventure. Because I am a hopelessly literate thinker, no risk of a figurative adventure here. Do you know the difference between the aviation terms “VFR” … Continue reading

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Flying First Class

Earlier this year, I posted about the first of my Personal Principles – Try Kindness First. I do mean to get to the other nine one of these days. And you may remember the Tennessee Seven. One of those seven rescued Westies got … Continue reading

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A Proustian Pretzel

I’m not alone in having food trigger an involuntary memory, although it wasn’t Proust’s madeleine that did the trick for me.  My time-travel experience happened when I read a post detailing a blogging friend’s experiments making pretzel rolls. Boom, I was back in Germany … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

In a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that means On Top! On a trip to the Chinese province of Yunnan, we were on top of the world. Or so it felt at the highest point we were … Continue reading

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