Category Archives: travel

Counting the Crunched Cargo Container Ships

Many floating behemoths sit in the San Francisco Bay before my eyes, not docked. I see the same cargo company names and at first thought they were coming and going, but no. They have come and are sitting idle. One … Continue reading

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Sadly, It’s All Canceled

I played the role of desktop traveller over the summer and found myself in the midst of a dream to visit La Paz in hopes of a possible retirement location. I met several amazingly helpful expats living there beckoning me … Continue reading

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So Many Goodbyes

I am up quite early on a Friday mourning. It’s now 5:53 a.m., but I’ve been awake since 3. Lately I fall asleep earlier and earlier as the days wear me down to a curlycue nugget by 9 pm. The … Continue reading

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Golden Cali, How I Love Thee

Glorious golden California! From your progressive policies to your poppies, let me count the ways that I love you: I love the way your ridges hug the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean. I love the way the waves lap at your … Continue reading

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A Crack in the Universe Where the Pain Comes In

There is a crack in the universe where the pain comes in and keeps my mind in a Krampüs-enraged Mental Holocaust. (Lord have mercy…turn this down before you click the play button on song 2 and more at their bandcamp page…) Can I get … Continue reading

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For the Love of Our Globe and Humanity

The most interesting aspect of travel: the people you meet who live at your destination and introduce you to their life on Mars or otherwise known as: “Here is my home. Feel free to be a family with us.” My … Continue reading

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BOOKS, Beautiful Books and Stores

It’s just a hop, skip, and a jump to Santorini to check out this “Most Beautiful Bookstore on Earth“. Check the link for a great story and gorgeous photos of this great wonder of the world.  I like to travel … Continue reading

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And this is how she arrived here…

It’s been weeks since my last post when I was lost among the vineyards of Manzano, Italy; enjoying the countryside, a dear friend and her wonderful family, and tasting the richness of what life can offer a squarely middle-class American … Continue reading

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Knees, Stairs, Cobblestone, and Cafes

Ah, this is now officially day 14 in Belgium. Yesterday, I claimed a pause for the cause and remained en la casa Brussels for the entire day save for a lovely walk in a nearby park, aptly named “The Forest”. … Continue reading

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It’s Been A Long Time Gone

I’m hearing David Crosby crooning the lyrics in my head as I sit at my little desk here in Martin’s Brugge Hotel. I haven’t posted here (my more politically-minded rants and social commentary blog) for some time (May 15 was … Continue reading

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