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Book Review: Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight

Fuller, Alexandra Random House, 2001 An interesting mix of autobiography, history, travel narrative and social commentary wrapped into one neat little package.  Put simply, it’s the story of a white family in southern Africa during the societal changes of the … Continue reading

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Experiencing Germany With Three of My Nieces. Part 5 – Wachenheim an der Weinstrasse and into France

In 1891 a man from Friedelsheim, Germany became a naturalized US citizen in Cleveland, Ohio.  That man was my Great-Great-Grandfather.  Through a relatively convoluted chain of events, in the 1990’s families on both sides of the Atlantic who were wondering … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 7: The Northern California Coast

It was well into the afternoon by the time I was waved through the shack of an agricultural entry station as my “welcome to California experience.” In today’s world, I rank it up there with Oregon’s professional gas pumpers as … Continue reading

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Through the Camera – Benches

I had never paid attention to benches until one day in the Hama-Rikyu garden in Tokyo when the light fell on a row of empty benches. I first noticed the linearity of the arraignment, then noticed that they were empty. … Continue reading

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Travels from Tucson – Petrified Forest National Park

Barely doable in a 2 driver day trip from Tucson, and much better with an overnight, is Petrified Forest National Park. Although not overly far (relatively speaking) in a straight line, there really isn’t a straight route between the two. … Continue reading

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Through the camera – Peonies

I moved into my first house in the summer and was surprised to find an area of fairly unkempt growth which had been carefully mown around. Figuring there had to be something of interest, I also detoured around them and … Continue reading

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