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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

I Don’t Like Living in Limbo (redux)

Dear Friends, Thank you for your patience with me.   One problem with not publishing frequently is that I can  screw up.  Hopefully my story, which I published initially on Medium,  will come through on my second attempt. For some of you, there will be some

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

The People of Cuba

  Hola Amigos,  After two weeks in Cuba, where I captured many unique experiences with my camera, my head and heart are flush with soul-filled stories about the local people I met there.   I traveled with Professor Ron Herman, photographer extraordinaire and super nice guy, along

DYING TO BE READ

It may seem maudlin to some, but I enjoy reading obituaries, especially those printed in The New York Times,  which are considered a form of creative non-fiction.    From cradle to grave, people's lives fascinate me.   Some might say I'm nosey, but I would

DOGSLEDDING IN LAPLAND

Dear Friends, It is my pleasure to introduce you to Lynda Kresge, traveler extraordinaire.   She has agreed to be my first Guest Author, so that I can share with you her delightful piece on Dogsledding in Lapland, a region in Finland, about which many

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