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The Sky is Alive

Sunlight floods the front room of my apartment in Amsterdam as clouds glide across a light blue sky. The sky seems to constantly change here — as vibrant as a Van Gogh sky. Rain is typical, grey clouds rolling in … Continue reading

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Into the Forest 

Every year thousands of people attempt to hike 2,190 miles from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail. Only one in four will complete the journey, but each and every one learns something along the way. My husband, John, began … Continue reading

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Taking a Stand for R-E-S-P-E-C-T

I began to see them in Virginia. Signs in their car windows proclaimed their aims on a pilgrimage to our nation’s capitol. Cruise America vans filled with women, rest stop bathrooms full of females headed to the seat of power … Continue reading

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Holiday Greetings from Tin Can Gulch

Passages. That’s the word that popped into my mind when thinking about writing this year’s letter. So, of course, I looked up the definition for inspiration. Google gave me this. pas·sage ˈpasij/ noun 1. the act or process of moving … Continue reading

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Things to Know About SE Asia

Considering a trip to Southeast Asia?  If you’ve read my blog entries and scoured travel guides, you’ve generally been given a view of the wonderful, delightful aspects of the area. It’s all true.  But Southeast Asia, like most places on … Continue reading

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Journey’s End in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

Malaysia is the largest producer of palm oil, which is in tons of consumer products, but I had no idea until I  was landing at the airport in Kuala Lumpur and I saw miles and miles and miles of giant … Continue reading

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A Week in Vietnam

Throughout our trip, travellers we met spoke highly of Vietnam. They raved about the beautiful landscapes, the fantastic food and wonderfully friendly people. I was looking forward to visiting the country that had been top-of-mind throughout my childhood because of … Continue reading

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