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2020 — A year when only a few good things happened

What we wouldn't give to be hugging you right now.     Instead we are pretty much confined to our house since our county just went on a second lock down that extends until mid-January 2021.  When it gets lifted will depend on medical statistics over which

How a Whale Shark Eased the Pain of Watching a Friend Die

Dear Friends,  This is a story I've been wanting to write for several years as I will never forget this experience, and I pray I never go through something like this again.  I hope you enjoy the story.  Please click on the link below.  Pam       https://medium.com/p/how-a-whale-shark-eased-the-pain-of-watching-a-friend-die-e1150a838031?source=email-212ae54da38d--writer.postDistributed&sk=33918685c338b0de3f3bcb7e231612c4

The Cats made me do it!

I did it again in Colombia.  I wormed my way into someone's home, but the cats made me do it.   They were in a doorway staking their ground.     After they scurried off,  curiosity led me through the doorway as I followed two more cats into a

HOW DO I TELL MY FRIENDS ABOUT MY AMAZING TRIP TO IRAN?

There is nothing like traveling to another country to expand one's preconceived notions and find that those notions had more to do with ignorance than fact.  This is what happened to me when I traveled to Iran in October.  Prior to my departure,  people asked

POSTCARDS FROM IRAN

During the nine days of traveling in Iran, we have been impressed by one highlight after another in the form of ancient mosques in every city we've visited,  the opulent Golestan Palace, the dazzling Crown Jewels housed in a giant bank vault, the Carpet Museum

FIRST DISPATCH FROM IRAN

I could feel the excitement build when the pilot announced we were beginning our descent into Tabriz, but I wasn't nervous or scared.  It just felt different.  I glanced at the other women on the plane, looking for a signal as to when I should