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    6 Reasons To Travel With a 6-Year-Old

    Aug 15, 2014

    I guess you could say this wasn’t our first rodeo. We’ve taken a grandkid on an RV road trip with us before. Eleven years ago we made the trip from California to New Mexico with our now 22-year-old granddaughter Sierra.  « Read More »

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    Cowboy Boots – A True Story

    Jul 13, 2014

    The date was July 15, 1994….

    My girlfriend Carla and I attended singles’ events in San Francisco quite regularly. Singles’ events were all the rage before “on-line dating”. These events were often held at interesting venues, like the Asian Art Museum.  « Read More »

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    I Want to Be Like You

    Jun 3, 2014

    We had just returned to Thailand after visiting Singapore and Hong Kong when we got the call no traveler wants to get. “Your mother isn’t doing well,” our brother-in-law told Phil. “It’s probably time for you two to come home….” Mom was 101.  « Read More »

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    “Blessed are the Children” in India

    Mar 23, 2014

    While reading the English speaking paper over breakfast in Bangkok some days ago, I spied an unusual but familiar photo. It was a striking image of young girl walking on a tightrope in the streets of Mumbai, India. We had photographed that very same girl ourselves the week before.  « Read More »

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    Holy Cow, Holy India

    Mar 15, 2014

    If anybody ever tells you that all the world is alike, send them to India. They will see the differences immediately – in beliefs, religion, dress, food, living and dying. I must share some of the fascinating things I encountered when Phil and I visited there.  « Read More »

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    On The Mighty Mekong in Vietnam

    Feb 14, 2014

    Having cut my political teeth during the War in Vietnam, John Prine’s song called “Saigon” played a continuous loop in my head as our plane landed there. Saigon is now named Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). Has it really been nearly 40 years since the war? I wondered how we would be received in Vietnam as Americans?   « Read More »